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Editor / Virginia Brown McKenzie '47 
Managing Editor / Peggie Miller Chamblee '76 
Class News Editor / Frances Holt '77 
Design Consultant / John Stuart McKenzie 


Director of Alumnae Affairs 

Virginia Brown McKenzie '47 

Associate Director 

Betty Medlock Lackey '42 

Assistant to the Director 

Peggie Miller Chamblee '76 


Frances Strother 

President / Mary Duckworth Gellerstedt "46 
Vice Presidents 

Region I / Cissie Spiro Aidinoff '51 

Region II / Margaret Ward Abernethy Martin '59 

Region III / Lou Pate Jones '39 

Region IV / Ruth VanDeman Walters '66 
Secretary / Mary Jervis Hayes '67 
Treasurer / Lamar Lowe Connell '27 

Member / Council for Advancement and 
Support of Education. 

Published four times yearly: Fall, Winter, 
Spring and Summer by Agnes Scott College, 
Decatur, Georgia. Second class postage 
paid at Decatur, Georgia 30030. 





Fund Report 
President's Report 
Opportunities Unlimited: 

Administrative Intern Program 

Alumnae Events: 

Calendar, Tour, Back-to-College Vacation 

Class News 

Beat Christmas Rush 


Letters to the Editor 

From the Director 


Pages 6, 8, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 27, 
32 — Bill Grimes; Page 2 — Marty 
Lovvom; Page 34 — Bill Holt. 



Agnes Scott Fund 


Alumnae Fund Chairman Lib Flinn '38, Vice President for Development Paul McCain, and Alumnae Association President Mary 
Gellerstedt '46 plan 1976-77 alumnae solicitations. 

Alumnae Support is Vital to Growth 

Today as never before in American higher education 
the support of alumnae and friends provides the 
vital factor that adds quality to a college's academic 
program. This has certainly been true for Agnes 
Scott during the past year. More than 500 volunteers 
donated time and effort to enlist support for the 
Agnes Scott Fund. The results were most gratifying. 

During the 1975-76 year the College received 
$1,331,967 in gifts and grants to be used for the 
College's operation, endowment and campus 
improvements. This represents the gifts of 2,697 
alumnae and 1,063 other donors, including the 644 
firms that gave through the Georgia Foundation for 
Independent Colleges. In addition, two annuities 
totalling $87,375 were received and have been 
earmarked for endowed scholarships at a later date 

The General Chairman of the 1975-76 Agnes Scott 
Fund was Julius A, McCurdy, Chairman-Emeritus of 
the Decatur Federal Savings and Loan Association. 
Sis Burns Newsome '57, Alumnae Chairman, Diana 
Dyer Wilson '33, Special Gifts Chairman, 56 Class 
Chairmen and 396 Agents contacted their fellow 
alumnae on behalf of the Fund. 

Except for those who preferred to give 
anonymously, all individuals, foundations, and 
businesses who made their gifts directly to Agnes 
Scott are listed on the following pages. These donors 
made their gifts to the College from July 1, 1975, 
through June 30, 1976; gifts received after the latter 
date will be shown in the report for 1976-77. 

The Tower Circle is that group of donors whose 
gifts were $1,000 or more. Symbols after the other 
names indicate membership in the other special 
donor groups: the Colonnade Club (CC) for those 
who gave $500 or more, the Quadrangle Quorum 
(Q) for donors of $250 or more, and the Century 
Club (C) for donors of $100 or more. The asterisk 
(*) in the class listings indicates an alumna who 
served as a Class Agent for the Fund. The double 
asterisks (**) indicate donors who are now deceased. 

Please let Agnes Scott Fund Office know of any 
corrections which may be needed, so that we can 
be sure our records are accurate. 

To worker and donor alike, our appreciation for 
your response; the entire College community 
welcomes this opportunity to thank you. 

Summary Report by Classes 

Mary Wallace Kirk 
Annie Talt Jenkins 
Sarah Fulton 
Alice M. Virden 
Frances Gllliland Stukes 
Mary Keesler Dalton 
Rosalie Wooten Deck 
Louise Lovejoy Jackson 
Virginia Carrier 
Elaine Jacobsen Lewis 
Shannon Preston Cumralng 
Martha Sprinkle Rafferty 
Vamelle Braddy Ferryman 
Gail Nelson Blain 
Nelle Chamlee Howard 
Julia McClatchey Brooke 
Sara Frances McDonald 
Kathleen Daniel Spicer 
Nell Allison Sheldon 
Lou Pate Jones 
Helen Gates Carson 
Gene Slack Morse 
Claire Purcell Smith 
Clara Rountree Couch 
Betty Williams Stoffel 
Bess Sheppard Poole 
Mary McConkey Reimer 
Betty Crabill Rogers 
Harriet E. Reid 



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1949 Nancy Huey Kelly 

1950 Pat Overton Webb 

1951 Jeanne Kline Brown 

1952 Barbara Brown Waddell 

1954 Jacquelyn Josey Hall 

1955 Sarah Petty Dagenhart 

1956 Louise Rainey Anmons 

1957 Elizabeth Ansley Allan 

1958 Carolyn Tinkler Ramsey 

1959 Eleanor Lee McNeill 

1961 Mary Wayne Crymes Bywater 

1962 Lebby Rogers Harrison 

1963 Louisa Walton McFadden 

1964 Lucy Herbert Mollnaro 
Marion Smith Bishop 

1965 Anne Schiff Faivus 

1966 Anne Morse Topple 

1967 Anne Davis McGehee 

1968 Bronwyn Burks Fowlkes 

1969 Julie Cottrlll 
Mary McAlpine Evans 

1970 Carol Crosby Patrick 

1971 Christy Fulton Baldwin 

1972 Claire Hodges Burdett 

1973 Beth Winfrey Freeburg 

1974 Lib McGregor Simmons 

1975 Debbie Shepherd Haraby 

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Tower Circle 


Myrtle C. Blackmon '21 
Ida Brittain Patterson '21 
Suzella Burns Newsome '57 
Helen Gates Carson '40 
Mary Duckworth Gellerstedt '46 
Ethel Freeland Darden '29 
Frances Gllliland Stukes '24 
Jo Ann Hall Hunsinger '55 
Polly Hall Dunn '30 
Quenelle Harrold Sheffield '23 
Elizabeth Harshbarger Broadus ' 
Maryellen Harvey Newton '16 
**Kate Higgs Vaughan '24 
Louise Hill Reaves '54 
Nancy Holland Sibley '58 
Louise Hollingsworth Jackson '3 
Dorothy Holloran Addison '43 
Betty Lou Houck Smith '35 
Eleanor N. Hutchens '40 
Betsy Jefferson Boyt '62 

Annie Tait Jenkins '14 
Nancy Kamper Miller '33 
Mary Keesler Dalton '25 
Mary Wallace Kirk '11 
Virginia Mllner Carter '40 
Blythe Posey Ashraore '58 
Marie Scott O'Neill '42 
Ruth Slack Roach '40 
Julia Smith Slack '12 
Lulu Smith Westcott '19 
Nancy Thomas Hill '56 
Ruth Thomas Stemmons '28 
Julia Thompson Smith ' 31 
Mary Warren Read ' 29 
Margaret G. Weeks '31 
Violet Weeks Miller '29 
Mary West Thatcher '15 
Virginia Wing Power '26 
Louise Woodard Clifton '27 
Agnes Scott Faculty Wives Club 
Atlanta Agnes Scott Alumnae Club 

Young Atlanta Agnes Scott Alumnae Club 
Mr. Ivan Allen, Jr. 
Mr. Thomas H. Broadus, Jr. 
Byron K. Brown 
Carlyle Fraser 

John A. Garber 
R. C. Gary 

L. L. Gellerstedt, Jr. 

Ben S. Gilmer 
Martha C. Huntington 

and Mrs. Paul M. McCain 
Mr. J. A. Mlnter 

Dr. and Mrs. Marvin B. Perry, Jr. 
Mr. George Power 
Mr. Oscar Schmidt, Jr. 
Mr. Hal L. Smith 
Mr. P. L. Bealy Smith 
Dr. William C. Warren, Jr. 
Mr. G. L. Westcott 
Mr. George W. Woodruff 







Agnes Scott Income 

Agnes Scott Expenditures 

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Alumnae Donors 


Lillian Beatty Cory 
Mildred Beatty Miller 
Elise Crouch Maxwell 
**Rebecca Green Hinds 
Ruth Green 

Bertha Hudson Whitaker 
Susie Emma Johnson 
Jean Robson Rooney 
Elolse Steele Ellis 
Caroline Wllbum 
Anna Willingham Young 
Margaret Wright Alston 


J. Meta Barker 
Carrie Morgan Orr 
Gertrude Pollard 
Bonner Simms Turner 
Annie Wiley Preston 


Ida Lee Hill Irvin 


Sophie Drake Drake 
Lizzabel Saxon C 
Rose Wood 


Lutie P. Head 


Mary Edith Donnelly Meehan 
Eva Towers Hendee 
Keturah White Marshall 


Berta David Farrar 
Mary Wallace Kirk 


Annie Chapln McLane 
Julia Smith Slack 
Carol Steams Wey 


Mathilde Brenner Gercke 

Kate Clark 

Margaret Roberts Graham 


Mary Brown Florence Q 
Theodosia Cobbs Hogan 
Nell DuPree Floyd 
Mary Harris Coffin 
Mildred Holmes Dickert 
Annie Talt Jenkins 
Kathleen Kennedy 
Linda Miller Summer 
Hazel Rogers Marks 


Mary E, Hamilton C 
Sally May King 
Isabel Norwood 
Grace Reld 

Almedla Sadler Duncan 
Mary West Thatcher 


Elizabeth Bogle 

Omah Buchanan Albaugh CC 

Maryellen Harvey Newton 
Katherine Hay Rouse C 
Margaret T. Phythlan C 
Mary Katherine Pope 
Mary Glenn Roberts 
Janie Rogers Allen 
Jeannette Victor Levy 
Clara Whips Dunn 


Virginia Allen Potter C 

Gjertrud Amundsen Stqueland 

Julia Anderson McNeely C 

Agnes Ball Q 

Gladys Gaines Field 

Willie Belle Jackson McWhorter 

Janet Newton C 

Mary Spotsuood Payne 

Regina Pinkston C 

Louise Roach Fuller C 

Katharine B. Simpson 

Mary Etta Thomas Stephenson 

Frances White Oliver 


Hallle Alexander Turner 
Katherine Anderson C 
Elva Brehm Florrld 
Martha Comer 
Ruby Lee Estes Ware 
Olive Hardwick Cross 
Virginia Haugh Franklin 



Margaret Leyburn Foster 
Mary Lyle Phillips 
Sarah Patton Cortelyou 
Katherine L. Seay C 
Evamaie Willingham Park 


Cora Mae Bond LeVert 
Blanche Copeland Jones 
LaGrange Cothran Trusse 

Lucy Durr Dunn C 
Lois Eve Rozler 
Helen Ewing 
Louise Felker Mlzell 
Dorothy Mitchell Ellis 
Virginia Newton 
Alice Norman Pate C 
Mary K. Parks Mason 
Frances Sledd Blake 
Lulu Smith Westcott 
Marguerite Watts Cooper C 
Llewellyn Wllburn 
Elizabeth Wltherspoon Patte 


Margaret Bland Sewell C 
Eloise Buston Sluss 
Romola Davis Hardy 
Sarah Davis Mann 
Julia Hagood Cuthbertson 
Marian Harper ICellogg C 
Cornelia Hutton Hazelhurst 
Elizabeth Lovett C 
Lois Maclntyre Beall 
Margery Moore Tappan 
Louise Slack Hooker 
Margaret Woods Spalding 


Margaret Bell Hanna 
Myrtle Blackmon 
Julia Brantley Wlllet C 
Augusta Brewer Groome 
Ida Brittain Patterson 
*Thelraa Brown Aiken 
*Eleanor B. Carpenter 
*Loi9 Compton Jennings C 
Luclle Conant Leland 
Marguerite Cousins Holley 
Virginia Crank Everett 
Frances Dearing Hay 
Elizabeth Enloe MacCarthy 
Virginia Fish Tigner 
*Elizabeth Flodlng Morgan 

S. Louise Fluker 
Sarah Fulton C 
Sophie Hagedorn Fox 
Helen Hall Hopkins 
Frances Hamilton Lambeth 
Mariwlll Hanes Hulsey 
Dorothy Havls McCuUough 

*Melville Jameson 
Eugenia Johnston Griffin 
Anna Marie Landress Gate 
Ruth Laughon Dyer 
Jean McAllster Q 

*Sarah McCurdy Evans C 
Gladys HcDaniel Hastings 
Charlotte Newton 
Eddith Patterson Blair 
Adelaide Ranson Balrnsfather 
Edith Roark Van Sickle 
Julie Saunders Dlckerson 
Elizabeth Smith DeWltt 
Lucile Smith Bishop 
Josephine Telford 
Julia Tomllnson Ingram 
Evelyn Wade Harwood 

*Margaret S, Wade 
Marguerite Watkins Goodman 
Ellen Wilson Chambliss 



Sarah Alston Lawton 
Helen Barton Claytor 
Eleanor Buchanan Starcher 
Helen Burkhalter Quattlebau 
Cama Burgess Clarkson C 
Mary Richards Golvin 
Hallie Cranford Anderson 
Eunice Dean Major 
Caroline Farquhar 
Catherine Haugh Smith 
Genie Howard Mathews 
Julia Jameson 
Juanlta H, Kelly 
Roberta Love Brower 
Anne Ruth Moore Crawford 
Carolyn Moore Gressette 
Ruth Pirkle Berkeley 
Mary Roberts Parramore 
Ruth Scandrett Hardy C 
Harriet Scott Bowen 
Laurie Stubbs Johns 
Frances White Weeins 


Martha Ballard Webb 
Dorothy Bowron Collins 
Margaret Brenner Awtrey 
Mary White Caldwell 
Louise Crosland Huske 
Rebecca B. Dick 
Eileen Dodd Sams C 
Christine Evans Murray 
Maud Foster Stebler 
Helen Faw Mull 
Estelle Gardner Baker 

*Phllippa G. Gilchrist Q 
Emily Guille Henegar 
Quenelle Harrold Sheffield 
Elizabeth Hoke Smith 
Viola Hollls Oakley C 
Lucie Howard Carter C 
Ruby Hudson Baker 
Jane Knight Lowe Q 

*Lucile Little Morgan C 
Josephine Logan Hamilton 

*Beth McClure McGeachy 
Martha Mcintosh Nail C 
Mary Stewart McLeod C 
Anna Meade Mlnnigerode 
Elizabeth Molloy Horr 
Caroline Moody Jordan 
Fredeva S. Ogletree 
Elizabeth Ransom Hahn 
Rosalie Robinson Sanford C 
Dorothy Scott 
Nancy Tripp Shand 
Alice Virden 
Jessie Watts Rustln 
Mary Lee Wilhelm Satterwhlte 
Margaret Yeager Brackney 

Elizabeth Askew Patterson 

*Grace Bargeron Rambo 
Rebecca Blvings Rogers 

*Helen Lane Comfort Sanders 
Martha Eakes Matthews 
Sarah Flowers Beasley CC 
Katie Frank Gilchrist C 
Frances Gllllland Stukes 
Ann Hatton Lewis 
Elizabeth Henry Shands 
**Kate Hlggs Vaughan 

♦Victoria Howie Kerr CC 

*Barron Hyatt Morrow C 
Corinne Jackson Wilkerson 
Marguerite Llndsey Booth 
Mary McCurdy C 
Margaret McDow HacDougall 
Sarah McDowell Joiner 
Annie Will Miller Klugh 
Cora Morton Durrett C 
Catherine Nash Scott 
Louise Pappenheimer Flnsterw 
Weenona Peck Booth 
Margaret Powell Gay C 
Cora L. Richardson 
Carrie Scandrett CC 
Isabelle Sewell Hancock 
Daisy Frances Smith 
Polly Stone Buck 
Augusta Thomas Lanier 
Clara Louise Waldrop Loving 
Helen Wright Smith 


Frances Alston E^rerett 

Frances Bitzer Edson 

Mary Bowdoin 

Louise Buchanan Proctor 

Mary Caldwell McFarland 

Catherine Carrier Robinson 

Margaret Dabney Leming 

'Evelyn Eastman Beck 

Isabel Ferguson Hargadine C 
*Luclle Cause Fry^iell 

Alice Carolyn Greenlee Grollman 

Eleanor Hardeman Cain 

Ruth Harrison McKay 

Gertrude Henry Stephens 

Sallie Horton Lay 
*Margaret Hyatt Walker 
*AnnIe Johnson Sylvester 

Mary Keesler Dalton 

Eunice Kell Simmons 

Georgia Little Owens 

Martha Lin Manly Hogshead 

Josephine Marbut Stanley 

Anne McKay Mitchell 

Mary Ann McKlnney 

Mary Middlebrooks Smears 

Harriet Fade Prouse C 

Eugenia Perkins Harlow 

Mildred Pitner Randall 

Julia Pope 

Ruth Pund McCanless 

Jacqueline Rolston Shires 

Floy Sadler Maier 

Josephine Schuessler Stevens 

Mary Stuart Sims Dickson 

Carolyn Smith Whipple C 

Ella Smith Hayes 

Emily Ann Spivey Simmons 
*Sarah Tate Tumlin C 

Memory Tucker Merritt C 

Mary Belle Walker 

Virginia Watts Beals 

Mabel Witherspoon Meredith 

Mary Ben Wright Erwin CC 
*Emlly Qulnn Zellars McNeill 


Helen Bates Law C 
Hary Louise Bennett 
Lois Bolles Knox 
Virginia Boone Whitt 
Leone Bowers Hamllto 
Margaret G. Bull 
Esther Byers Pitta 

Katharine Cannaday McKenzie 
Edyth Carpenter Shuey C 
Elizabeth Chapman Pirkle 
Isabelle Clarke Morrison 
Edythe Coleman Paris 
Margaret Debele Maner 
Louisa D. Duls 
Gene Dumas Vickers C 
Jeffie Dunn Clark 

*Ellen Fain Bowen 
Dora Ferrell Gentry CC 

*Mary Freeman Curtis 
Edith Gilchrist Berry 
Gertrude Green Blalock C 
Juanita Greer White C 
Eleanor Gresham Stelner 
Olive Hall Shadgett 
Mary Ella Hammond McDowell 
Helena Hermance Kilgour 
Charlotte Higgs Andrews 
Hazel Huff Monaghan 
Pilley Kim Choi 
Mary Elizabeth Knox Happoldt 
Dessie Kuhlke Ansley 
Elizabeth Little Meriwether 
Margaret Lotspelch Whitbeck 
Catherine Mock Hodgln C 
Grace Ogden Moore 
Virginia Peeler Green 
Florence Perkins Ferry C 
Allene Ramage Fitzgerald 
Nellie B. Richardson 
Susan Rose Saunders 
Susan Shadburn Watkins 

*Sarah Qulnn Slaughter 
Evelyn Sprinkle Carter 
Olivia Ward Swann C 
Norma Tucker Sturtevant C 
Margaret Tufts 

*Margaret Whitington Davis 
Maud Whlttemore Flowers 
Virginia Wing Power 
Rosalie Wootten Deck 



Evelyn Albright Caldwell 

Reba Bayless Eoyer 

Maurlne Bledsoe Bramlett 

Josephine Hridgman C 

Adelaide Cannaday Van Voorhies 

Annette Carter Colwell 

Dorothy Chamberlain 

Susan Clayton Fuller 

Lillian Clement Adams 

Willie May Coleman Duncan C 
•Mildred Cowan Wright C 

Martha Crowe Eddlns 
♦Catherine Louise Davis 

Mabel Dumas Crenshaw 

Katharine Gllllland Higgins 

Elizabeth Hart Houston 
*Mary Heath Phillips 

Katherine Houston Shelld 

Elaa Jacobsen Morris 

Martha Johnston Wilson 

Leila Joiner Cooper 

Pearl Kunnes CC 

Louise Leonard McLeod 

Elizabeth Lilly Swedenberg C 

Louise Lovejoy Jackson 
♦Elizabeth Lynn C 

Kenneth Maner Powell 

Caroline McKlnney Clarke CC 

Ruth McMillan Jones C 

Elizabeth Norfleet Miller 

Miriam Preston St. Clair 

Douglass Rankin Hughes 
*May Reece Forman 

Edith Richards 
♦Evelyn Satterwhlte C 

Mamie Shaw Flack 

Sarah Shields Pfeiffer 

Carrie Sinclair Sinclair 

Willie Smith Q 
♦Emily Stead 

Edith Strickland Jones 

Elizabeth Vary 

Roberta Winter CC 

Louise Woodard Clifton 

Grace Zachry McCreery 

Sally Abernethy CC 
♦Elizabeth Allgood Blrchmore 

Leila Anderson 
♦Miriam Anderson Dowdy 

Evolyn Barnett Kennedy C 

Virginia Carrier 

Patricia Collins Dwinnell Q 

Nancy Crowther Otis 

Mary Cunningham Cayce 

Sarah Currie Harry 
♦Carolyn Esslg Frederick 

Irene Garretson Nichols 

Louise Girardeau Cook C 

Sarah Glenn Boyd C 

Olive Graves Bowen 

Elizabeth Grler Edmunds 

Muriel Griffin 

Rachel Henderlite 

Mary Mackey Hough Clark 

Alice Hunter Rasnake 

Mary King Fowler C 

Virginia May Love 

Irene Lowrance Wright 

Katherine MacKinnon Lee 

Mary Bell McConkey Taylor 

Elizabeth McEntire 

Sarah McFadyen Brown 

Frances New McRae 

Evangeline Papageorge C 

Lila Porcher German 
♦Elizabeth Roark Ellington C 

Nannie Graham Sanders C 

Mary Sayward Rogers 

Mary Shepherd Soper C 

Mary Shewmaker CC 

Mary Stegall Stipp 

Ruth Thomas Stemmons 

Edna Volberg Johnson 




Margaret Andreae Collins 

Gladys Austin Mann 
Therese Barksdale Vinsonhaler 
Lillie Belllngrath Prultt 
LaRue Berry Smith 
Martha Bradford Thurmond 
Vlrglna Branch Leslie 
Lucile Bridgraan Leitch C 
Miriam Broach Jordan 
Dorothy Brown Cantrell Q 
Hazel Brown Ricks CC 
Bettlna Bush Jackson C 
Virginia Cameron Taylor C 
Dorothy Cheek Callaway 
Sally Gothran Lambeth C 
Sara Douglass Thomas C 
Mary Ellis Knapp 
Mary Ficklen Barnett 
Nancy Fitzgerald Bray 

♦Ethel Freeland Darden 
Lenore Gardner McMillan 

♦Betty Watkins Gash 

♦Ellse Gibson C 
Helen Gouedy Mansfield 
Marlon Green Johnston C 
Mildred Greenledf Walker 
Pearl Hastings Baughman 
Elizabeth Hatchett C 
Cara Hinman 
Ella May Holllngsworth Wllker 

♦Hazel Hood 
Katherine Hunter Branch Q 
Dorothy Hutton Mount 
Elaine Jacobsen Lewis C 
Evelyn Josephs Phifer 
Sara Johnston Hill C 
Mary Alice Juhan C 
Evelyn Knight Richards 
Isabel Jean Lamont Dickson 

♦Geraldine LeMay C 
Mary Lou McCall Reddoch 

*Edith McGranahan Smith T C 

♦Elizabeth Moss Mitchell 
Esther Nlsbet Anderson 
Eleanor Norris MacKinnon 
Katherine Pasco C 
Mary Prim Fowler 
Helen Ridley Hartley 

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Sarah Mae Rikard 

Augusta Roberts 

Louise Robertson Solomon 

Rowena Runnette Garber 

Martha Selman Jacobs 

Helen Sisson Morrison 

Sally Southerland 

Mary Gladys Steffner Kincaid 

Clara Stone Collins 

Susanne Stone Eady 
*Mary Warren Read 
*Violet Weeks Miller 

Frances G. Welsh 

Effie Mae Winslow Taylor 

Hazel Wolfle Frakes 

Katherine Woodbury Williams 

Ruth Worth 


Sara Armfield Hill 

*Marle Baker Shumaker 
Josephine Barry Brown C 
Eleanor Bonham Deex 
Elisabeth Branch Johnson 
Emily Campbell Boland 
Gladney Cureton 
Elise M, Derickson 
Clarene U, Dorsey 
Anne Ehrllch Solomon 
Alice Garretson Bolles 
Jane Bailey Hall Hefner C 
Polly Hall Dunn 
Alice Jernlgan Dowling 
Carlton Jones Bunkley 
Katherine Leary Holland 
Ruth Mallory Burch 

*June Malcney Officer 
Sarah Marsh Shapard 
Marian Martin Walnwrlght 
Mary McCallle Ware 
Frances McCoy 
Ruth McLean Wright 
Frances Messer Jeffries 

* Emily Moore Couch 
Lynn Moore Hardy C 
Carolyn Nash Hathaway 
Margaret Ogden Stewart 
Shannon Preston Gumming 
Helen Respess Bevier 
Lillian Russell McBath 
Nancy Simpson Porter 
Dorothy Smith 
Jo Smith Webb C 

*Martha Stackhouse Grafton 
Belle-Ward Stowe Abernethy 
Mary Terry Cobb 
Sara Townsend Pittman 
Mary P, Trammel 1 
Anne D, Turner C 
Crystal Wellborn Gregg Q 
Evalyn Wilder 
Harriet B. Williams C 
Pauline Willougbby Wood 

*Raeijiond Wilson Craig CC 
Hlssonrl Woolford Raine 
Octavla Young Harvey 


Margaret Askew Smith 
Eleanor Castles Osteen 
Harjorte Daniel Cole 
Lora Lee DeLoach Allums 
Mildred E. Duncan 

*Ruth Etheredge Griffin 
Marion Fielder Martin 

*Helen Friedman Blackshear 
Dorothy Grubb Rivers C 
Sarah Hill Brown 
Octavla Howard Smith 
Anne Hudson Hanklns C 
Ellse C. Jones 
Helen Manry Lowe 
Ruth G. McAuliffe 
Anne McCallie 
Shirley McPhaul Whitfield 

*Katherlne Morrow Norem 
Frances Musgrave Prierson 
Fanny Nlles Bolton C 

Tom Simpson meets introductory biology class. One-third of the student body receives scholarship aid 

Mary Potter Ross 
Ruth Pringle Pipkin C 
Katharine Purdie 
Alice Quarles Henderson 
Jeannette Shaw Harp 
Elizabeth Simpson Wilson 
Harriet L. Smith C 
Martha Sprinkle Rafferty 
Laelius Stalllngs Davis C 
Cornelia Taylor Stubbs 
Julia Thompson Smith 
Martha Tower Dance 
Cornelia Wallace 
Louise Ware Venable 
Annee Zillah Watson Reiff 
*Martha Watson Smith 
Margaret Weeks 


Miml O'Beirne Tarplee 
Mary Claire Oliver Cox 
Bell Owens Livingston 
Betty Peeples Brannen 
Saxon Pope Bargeron C 
Margaret Ridgely Jordan 
Flora Riley Bynum 
Jane Shelby Clay 
Sara Lane Smith Pratt 
*Louise H. Stakely C 
Nell Starr Gardner C 
Jura Taffar Cole 
Miriam Thompson Felder Q 
Martlne Tuller Joyner 
Sally Williams Steely 
Lovelyn Wilson Heyward Q 
Louiae Winslow Taft 
Grace Woodward Palmour 

Virginia Allen Woods 
Catherine Baker Evans 
Sarah Bowman 
Pat Boyles Smith 
Varnelle Braddy Ferryman 

*Penny Brown Barnett C 
Louise Cawthon 
Mary Elliot C 
Grace Fincher Trimble 
Mary Floyd Foster Sanders 
Marjorie Gamble 

*Susan Love Glenn C 
Nora Garth Gray Hall 
Virginia Gray Prultt 

*Ruth Conant Green C 
Julia Grlmmet Fortson 

*Louise Hollingsworth Jackson 
Sara Hollis Baker 

*Anne Hopkins Ayres 
Elizabeth Howard Reeves 
Alma Fraser Howerton Hughes 
Imogene Hudsoo Culllnan C 
Elizabeth Hughes Jackson 
La Myra Kane Swanson 
Pansey Kimble Matthews 
Martha Logan Henderson 
Clyde Lovejoy Stevens 
Louise McDanlel Musser 
Mary Miller Brown 
Llla Norfleet Davis C 


Roberta Kilpatrick Stubblebine 

Blanche Lindsey Camp 

Caroline Lingle Lester C 

Margaret Loranz 

Vivian Martin Buchanan 

Mattie Lou Mason Burns 

Elisabeth Moore Ambrose 
*Eulalia Napier Sutton 

Ann Nash Reece C 

Gail Nelson Blain 

Betty Preston Pratt 

LaTrelle Robertson Duncan 

Letitia Rockmore Nash C 
*Mary Sturtevant Cunningham C 

Marlyn Tate Lester 

Margaret Telford St. Amant 

Johnnie Turner Helvin 

Rosalind Ware Reynolds 

Amelia Wolf Bond 

Katharine Woltz Farinholt 

Page Ackerman 

Mary Alexander Parker 

Maude Armstrong Hudson 

Bemlce Beaty Cole 

Wllla Beckham Lowrance 

Margaret Bell Biirt 

Julia Blundell Adler 

Elizabeth Grier Bolton 
*Nell Brown Davenport 

Alice Bullard Nagle 

Evelyn Campbell Beale 

Josephine Clark Fleming 

Elizabeth Cobb Boyd C 

Sarah Cooper Freyer 

Porter Cowles Plckell 
*Frances IXike Pughsley 

Eugenia Edwards Mackenzie 
*Margaret Ellis Pierce 

Helen Etheridge Griffin 

l^uise Farley Killebrew 

Julia Gwyn Flnley McCutchen C 

Mary L, Garretson 
♦Margaret Glass Womeldorf 

Virginia Heard Feder 
*Lucile Heath McDonald 

Anne Hudmon Reed 

Mary Hudmon Simmons 

Nancy Kamper Miller 
*Cornella Keeton Barnes 


Sarah Elizabeth Austin Zorn 
Alae Rlsse Barron Leitch 
Helen Boyd McConnell 
Laura Buist Starnes 
Nelle Charolee Howard C 
Carrie Eidson Hooper 
Martha Elliott Elliott 
Martha England Gunn 

*PaulIne Gordon Woods C 

*Lucy Goss Herbert 
Mary Dunbar Grist Whitehead 
Alma Elizabeth Groves Jeter 
Elinor Hamilton Hightower CC 
Elaine Heckle Carmlchael 
Lillian Herring Rosas 
Elizabeth Johnson Thompson 
Marguerite Jones Love 
Margaerlte Kennedy Griesemer 
Margaret Martin Schrader CC 
Marion Mathews 

*Loulse McCain Boyce C 
Mary McDonald Sledd 
Carrie Lena McMullen Bright 
Ruth Moore Randolph 
Sara Moore Cathey 

*Prances M. O'Brien C 

*Dorothy Potts Weiss C 
Florence Preston Bockhorst 

Virginia Prettyman C 

Gussie Rose Riddle List C 

Carolyn Russell Nelson 

Louise Schuessler Patterson 

Rosa Shuey Day 

Mary Sloan Laird 

Mabel B. Talmage C 

Dorothy Walker Palmer C 

Martha Elizabeth Walton Berry Q 

Eleanor Wllllains Knox 

Johnnie Mae York Rumble C 

Mary Walker Fox 
Carolyn White Burrlll 
Virginia WilUams Goodwin 
Irene Wilson Nelster 


*Eli2abeth Alexander Hlgglns Q 

Mary Virginia Allen C 

Vella Marie Behm Cowan 

Mary Borden Parker 

Marian Calhoun Murray 

Virginia Coons Clanton 

Alice Dunbar Hoseley 

Willie Florence Eubanks Donehoo 

Betty Fountain Edwards C 
*Jane Goodwin Harbin 
*Mary Green Wohlford 
Anne Scott Hannan Mauldin 

Katherine Hertzka 

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Emlko Takeuchl 
Anne Terry Sherren C 
Sara Townsend Holcomb 
Lavlnla Whatley Head 
Nancy Wheeler Dooley Q 
Peggy Wilson Are 
Eleanor Wright Linn 


♦Hazel Ellis 
Kathryn Flory Maler 
Patricia Cover Bltzer C 

♦Eileen Graham McWhorter 
Nancy Grayson Fuller 
Ann Gunston Scott 
Frances Gwinn Wolf 
Jo Hathaway Merriman 

♦Catherine Hodgin Olive 

♦Nancy Holland Sibley 
Nora A, King 
Eugenie Lambert Hamner 
Carlanna Lindamood Hendrick 
Sheila MacConochle Ragsdale 
Carolyn Magruder Ruppenthal 
Maria Martoccia Clifton C 
Janice Matheson Rowell 
Louise McCaughan Roblson 
Lucille Lee McCrary Bagwell 
Caro McDonald Smith 
Shirley McDonald Larkey 
Anne McWhorter Butler 
Martha Meyer 
Nancy Nlblack Dantzler 

♦Phia Peppas Kanellos C 
Blythe Posey Ashmore 
Gene Allen Reinero Vargas 

♦Grace Robertson McLendon 
Caroline Romberg Sllcox C 
Rita Mae Rowan Pierce 

♦Cecily Rudlslll Langford C 
Joan St. Clair Goodhew 
Joan Sanders Whitney 
Frances Sattes 
JoAnn Sawyer Delafleld C 
Ramona Segrest Peyton 
Portia Strickland Frazler 
Katherlne Sydnor Plephoff 
Langhome Sydnor Mauck 
Harriet Talmadge Mill C 
Carolyn Tinkler Ramsey Q 
Marilyn Tribble Wlttner 

♦Rosalyn Warren Wells 
Mary Ruth Watson 
Catherine Williams Stall 
Frances Wilson Burson 
Margaret Woolfolk Webb 


Nancy Alexander Johnson Q 

Anna Avll Strlbllng 

Mary Byrd Davis 

Jeanette Clark Sparks 

Mary Helen Collins Williams 

Martha Davis Rosselot C 

Charlene Bass Riley 
Jeanette Bealrd Jones 

♦Martha Bethea 
Mary Clayton Bryan DuBard 
Helen Burkitt Evans 
Charlotte Caston Barber 
Nancy Christian Hetrlck 
Elizabeth Cobb Rowe 
Helen Culpepper Stacey 
Ruth Currie McDanlel 
Anne Dodd Campbell 
Mary Dunn Evans 
Elizabeth Edmunds Grlnnan 

♦Marjorie Erickson Charles 
Peggy Fanson Hart 
Jan Lyn Fleming Wllletts 

♦Gertrude Florrld van Luyn 
Patricia Forrest Davis 
Sara Anne Frazler Johnson 

♦Katherlne Jo Freeman Dunlap 
Elizabeth Garrard Saba 
Judy George Johnson 
Marianne Glllls Persons 
Suzanne Goodman Elson Q 
Charlotte Henderson Laughlin 
Mary Ann Henderson Johnson 
Martha Holmes Keith C 
Sidney Howell Fleming C 
Wynn Hughes Tabor 
Audrey Johnson Webb 
Rosalind Johnson McGee 
Hazel King Cooper 
Jane King Allen C 
Jane Kraemer Scott 
Eleanor Lee McNeill 
Mildred Ling Wu C 
Helen Maddox Galllard 
Leah Mathews Fontaine 
Martha McCoy 
Runlta McCurdy Goode 
Llla McGeachy Ray 
Martha Mitchell Griffin 
Anne Moore Eaton 

Donalyn Moore McTler 
Mary Morris Hurlbutt 
Ann Rivers Payne Thompson 
Sara Lu Perslnger Snyder 
Paula Pllkenton Vail 

♦Carol Promnitz Cooper 
Emily Caroline Pruitt Hayes 
Lucy Ann Puckett Leonard 
Susanne Robinson Hardy 
Carol Rogers Snell 
Jean Salter Reeves 
Anne Selph MacKay 
Marianne Sharp Robblns 

♦Edith Tritton White 
Nancy Trowell Leslie 
Barbara Varner Wllloughby 
Mary Walters Tatum 

♦Susie White Edwards 
Pauline Wlnslow Gregory 


♦Angelyn Alford Bagwell 

Lisa Ambrose Hudson 

Nell Archer Congdon C 
♦Nancy Awbrey Brittain 

Lois Barrineau Hudson 

Gloria Branham Burnam 

Mildred Braswell Smith 

Cynthia Butts Langfeldt 

Phyllis Cox Whitesell Q 

Celia Crook Richardson 

Shannon Gumming McCormick 

Carolyn Ann Davies Preische C 

Mary Ann Donnell Pinkerton 

Nancy Duvall 

Margaret Bowen Edney Grlgg 

Rebecca Evans Callahan 
♦Anne Eyler Clodfelter 

Louise Feagin Stone 

Sally Fuller Ten Eyck 

Myra Glasure Weaver 

Margaret Goodrich Hodge 
♦Katherlne Hawkins Llnebaugh 

Dana Hundley Herbert 
♦Frances E. Johns 

Linda Jones Klett 

Julia P. Kennedy 

Charlotte King Sanner 

Harriette Lamb O'Connor 

Katherlne Lamb Ruark 

Elisabeth Lunz 

Helen Mabry Beglln 

Ellen McFarland Johnson 

Ashlin Morris Burrls 

Anita Moses Shippen 
♦Everdina Nieuwenhuis 
♦Emily Parker McGulrt 

Diane Parks Cochran 

Nancy Patterson Waters 

Mary Jane Pfaff Dewees 
♦Mary Jane Pickens Skinner 

Rosemary Roberts Yardley 

Jerre Roper Jones 

Sylvia Saxon C 

Martha Sharp Smith 

Susan Shirley Eckel 

Carolyn Smith McCurdy 

Sally Smith Howard C 

Camllle Strickland Reed 
♦Sybil Strupe Rights 

Marcla Tobey Swanson 

Raines Wakeford Watkins 

Judy Webb Cheshire 
♦Anne Whisnant Bolch 

Martha Williamson Dodd 

Carrington Wilson Fox 

Grace Woods Walden C 


Susan Abemathy McCreary 
Judith Albergottl Heller 
Ann Avant Crlchton C 
Emily Bailey Q 
Barbara Baldauf Anderson 
Nancy Batson Carter 
Pamela Bevier C 
Nancy Boothe Higglns 
Nancy Jane Brlnghurst Barker 
Polly Brooks Simpson 


IVork continued on the library th 

c summer. 

Cornelia Brown Nichols 

Sally Bryan Mlnter 

Margaret V. Bullock 
*Joan Falconer Byrd 

Kathryn Chambers Elliott 

Mary Clark Schubert 

Jane Cooper Mitchell 

Jean Corbett Griffin C 

Mary Wayne Crynies Bywater 

Betsy Dalton Brand Q 

Lucy Davis Harper 

Julia Dear Grubb 

Harriett Elder Manley 

Mary Beth Elkins Henke 

Rachel Fowler Haynes 

Alice Frazer Evans 

Marion L. Greene 

Myrtle Guy Marshall 
*Katherlne Gwaltney Remick C 

Nancy Hall Grimes 

Janice L. Henry C 

Jo Hester Patterson 

Harriet Higglns Miller 

Sarah Helen High Clagett 

Judy Houchlns Wlghcman 

Annie Hughes Peabody 

Linda Ingram Jacob 
*Harriet Jackson Lovejoy 

Sarah L. Kelso 

Rosemary Kittrell 

Margaret Anne Lipham Blakely 

Nina Louise Marable 
*Eugenla Marks Espy 

Ann McBrlde Chilcutt 

Mildred McCravey Clarke 

Martha McKlnney Ingram 

Mary Ann McSwain Antley 
*Mary Jane Moore 
*Prudy Moore Thomas 

Barbara Mordecal Schwanebeck C 

Grace Lynn Ouzts Curry 

Emily C. Pancake 

Ann Peagler Gallagher 

M. Virginia Philip 

Mary Rhodes Woody 
*Joanna Roden Bergstrom 

Elizabeth Alice Shepley Underwood 

Page Smith Morahan 

Nancy Stone Hough 

Virginia Thomas Shackelford 

Patricia Walker Bass C 

Jane Weltch Milligan 
♦Florence Winn Cole 

Ann Womeldorf Noland 

Marian Zimmerman Jenkins 



Sherry Addlngton Lundberg 

Nancy Bond Brothers 
*Carey Bowen Craig 

Martha Campbell Williams C 

Gail Carter Adkins 

Vivian Conner Parker 

Carol Cowan Kussmaul 

Madelyn C. Eve 
*Patrlcla Flythe Koonts 
*Peggy Frederick Smith 

Kay Gilliland Stevenson 
*Elizabeth Harshbarger Broadus 

Jean Haynle Stewart 

Jan Heard Baucum 

Ann Gale Hershberger Barr 

Margaret Holley Milam 

Amanda Jane Hunt White 

Ann Hutchinson Season C 
*Betsy Jefferson Boyt 

Norris Johnston Goss 

Isabel Kallman Anderson 

Beverly Kenton Mason 

Milling Kinard 

Lynne Lambert Bower 

Letltia Lavender Sweltzer 

Laura Ann Lee Harris 

Linda Lentz Woods C 

Dorothy Lockhart Matthews 

Linda Locklear Johnson 

Mary Ann McLeod LaBrie 

Ellen Middlebrooks Davis 

Ann Middlemas Johnson 

Nancy Jane Nelms Garrett 

Ethel Oglesby Horton 
*Dorothy Porcher 
*MarJorle Reitz Turnbull C 

Lebby Rogers Harrison 

Robin Rudolph Orcutt 
*Ruth Shepherd Vazquez 

Sandra J. Still 

Angelyn Stokes McMillan 

Bebe Walker Relchert 

Katherlne White Ellison C 

Jan Whitfield Hughen 

Ann Wood Corson 

Lynne Cole Scott 

Patricia Conrad Schwarz 
*Sarah Gumming Mitchell C 

Janle Flncher Peterson 

Betty Ann Gatewood Wylle 
*Lucy Gordon Andrews 

Christine Griffith Box 

Jane Hancock Thau 

Margaret G. Harms 

Judith Hawley Zollicoffer 
*Sue Heinrich Van Landingham 

Mary Louise Hunt Rubesch 

Sandra Johnson Barrow 

Shari Anne Kelly Dickerson 

Dorothy Laird Foster 

Carolyn Lown Clark 

Deal McArthur McKlnney 

Page McGavock Kampmeier 

Patricia McLaurin Meyer 

Anne Miller Boyd 

Nancy Miller Phillips 

Lucy Morcock Mllner 
*Laura Mobley Pelham 

Robin Patrick Johnston C 

Lldie Ann Risher Phillips 

Colby Scott Lee 

Suzanne Smith 

Maxime Stubbs Warllck 

Nell Tabor Hartley 

Elizabeth Thomas Freyer 

Cecilia Tumage Garner 

Margaret Van Deman Blackmon C 

Louisa Walton McFadden 

Jane Womack Gibson 

Mariane Wurst Schaum 

Kay Younger 



Cantey Bryan Mills 
Nancy Butcher Wade 
*Lucie Callaway Majoros 

Eve Anderson Earnest 

*Nancy Barger Cox 
Karen Baxter Harrlss 
Ann Beard Darroch 
Mary Evelyn Bell 
Susan Blackmore Hannah 
Sylvia Chapman Sager 
Carolyn Clarke 
Charlotte M. Connor 
Dale Davenport Fowler 
Judith Eltzroth Ferryman 

*Anne Foster Curtis 

*Garnett E. Foster 
Elizabeth Gillespie Miller 
Nina Griffin Charles 

Martha Griffith Kelley 
Judith Hlllsman Caldwell 
Judith Hollingsworth Robinsoi 
Betty Hood Atkinson 
Dianne Hunter Cox 
Susan Keith-Lucas Carson 
Martha Kissinger Gadrlx 
Mary Louise Laird 
Jan LaMaster Sorlero 

*Lynda Langley Burton 
Eleanor Lee Bartlett 
Nancy Lee Abemathy 
Shirley E. Lee 
Muriel Lindsey Edwards 
Martha MacNalr McMullen 
Frances Mahon Howard 
Carolyn May Hester 

*Jean McCurdy Meade 
Daryle McEachern 
Joanna McElrath Alston 
Susan McLeod Holland 
Crawford Meglnnls Sandefur 
Anne Mlnter Nelson 
Mary Mitchell Saunders 
Kathleen Morrell Muller 
Laurie Oakes Propst 
Sandra Shawen Kane 
Catherine Shearer Schane 
Lila Sheffield Howland C 
Marian Elizabeth Smith Long 
Marion Smith Bishop 
Nancy Smith Kneece 
Margaret Snead Henry 
Pamela Stanley McCaslin 
Judith Stark Romanchuk 
Nlnalee Warren 
Nancy Wasell Edelman 
Mary Lynn Weekley Parsons 
Frances Weltch Force 
Barbara Ann White Hartley 
Christine Williams Duren 
Mary Womack Cox 
Maria Wornom Rippe 
Ruth Zealy Kerr 


*Sally Abemethy Eads 
Betty Armstrong McMahon 
Nancy Auman Cunningham 
Brenda Bargeron Hudson 
Roberta Belcher Mahaffey 
Margaret Bell Gracey 
Dorothy Bellinger Griimn 
Sarah Blackard Long 
Pauline Boyce McLean 
Jane Brannon Nassar 
Margaret Brawner Perez 
Betty Brown Sloop 
Patricia Buchanan Masi 
Sally Bynum Gladden 
Margaret Calhoun Shaffer 
Nancy Carmlchael Bell 
Kathryn Coggin Hagglund 
Katherlne Cook Schafer 
Jean Crawford Cross 
Helen Davis Hatch 
Molly Dominy Herrlngton 

*Ann Durrance Snead 

*Elizabeth Dykes Leltzes 
Doris El-Tawll Krueger 
Molly Gehan Garrison 
Nancy Hammerstrom Cole 
Kay Harvey Beebe 
Jean Hoefer Toal C 
Carol Holmes Coston 
Bettye Johnson McRae 

*Marjory Joyce Cromer 
Jere Keenan Brands 
Kenney Knight Linton 
Mary Lemly Danewitz 
Marilyn Little Tubb 
Elisabeth Malone Boggs 
Elizabeth W. McCain 
Marcla McClung Porter 
Linda McElfresh DeRoze 
Jane McLendon Edwards 

*Diane Miller Wise 
Brandon Moore Brannon 
Margaret Murphy Hunter 
Elaine Nelson Bonner 

*Nina Nelson Smith 

*Elaine Orr Wise 

CC, Colonnade Club, SSOOormore Q, Quadrangle Quorum, S2Sl)ormore C. Century Club, SlOOormore ', Fund Agent **, Deceased 


Sandra Robertson Nelson 

Dorothy Robinson Dewberry 
Harriette Russell Flinn 

*Laura Sanderson Miller 
Anne Schiff Falvus 
Peggy Simmons Zoeller 

*Catharlne Sloan Evans 
Elyene Smith Thompson 
Margaret Smith Sollars 
Nancy Solomonson Portnoy 
Sue Taliaferro Betts 
Sallie Ann Waikart Clement 

*Sandra Wallace 
Charlotte Webb Kendall 
Judith Weldon Magulre C 
Sandra H. Wilson C 


Beverly Allen Lambert 

Elizabeth Ann Allgeier Cobb 

Nancy Bland Towers C 

Ingeborg Bojsen 

Marilyn Breen Kelley 

Barbara Brown Freeman 

Mary Brown Bullock C 

Nancy Bruce Truluck 

Emily Anne Burgess 

Bernie Burnham Hood 

Julia Burns Culvern 

Vicky Campbell Patronis 

Eleanor Cornwell C 

Alice Elizabeth Davidson 

Jenny Dillion Moore 

Martha Doom Bentley 

Virginia Finney Bugg 
*Jan Gaskell Ross C 

Susan Goode Douglass 
*Marganne Hendricks Price 

Diane Hendrix 

Suzanne Holt Lindholm 

Frances Hopkins Westbrook 

Mary Eleanor Kuykendall Nichols 

Susan Landrum 

Alice Lindsey Blake 

Connie Magee Keyser 

Helen Mann Liu 

Katherine McAulay Kalish 

Patricia HcConaughy Myers 

Frances McKay Plunkett 

Barbara Minor Dodd 

Clair Moor Crlssey 

Anne Morse Topple C 

Sara Caroline Moseley Junkln 
*Mary Lang Olson Edwards 

Margaret Peyton Stem 
*Linda Preston Watts Q 

Virginia Quattlebaum Laney 

Betty Rankin Rogers 

Kay Roseberry Scruggs 

Deborah A. Rosen 

Stephanie Routsos Peppas 

Lynn Rubens Wolf 

Gail Savage Glover 

Suzanne Scoggins Barnhlll 

Lucile Scovllle 
*Louise Smith Nelson 
*Mallnda Snow C 

Susan McGill Thomas 

Martha A. Thompson 

Sarah Uzzell 
*Carol Watson Harrison 

Nancy Whiteside 
*Loul3a W. G. Williams C 


Jane Watt Balsley 
Judy Barnes Crozler 
Mary Barnett Tennaro 
Grace Brewer Hunter 
Margaret Calhoun 
Suzanne Campbell McCaslin 
Sara Cheshire Killough 
Linda Cooper Shewey 
Marsha Davenport Griffin 
Anne Davis McGehee 
Jane Davis Mahon 
*Anne Dlseker Beebe 
*Gayle Doyle Viehman 
Anne Felker Cataldo 
Alice Finn Hunt 

*Mary Helen Goodloe-Murphy 

*Martha Avary Hack C 
Gale A. Harrison 
Donna Hawley Pierson 
Ann W. Hunter 

Elizabeth Hutchison Cowden 
Judith Jackson Mozen 
Linda Jacoby Miller 
Jo Jeffers Ulngfield 
Mary Jervis Hayes 

*Jane Keiger Gehring C 
Karen Kokomoor Folsom 
Dudley Lester Tye 
Linda Marks Hopgood 
Clair McLeod Muller 
Jennifer Meinrath Egan 

*Mary Audrey Mitchell Apple 

*Sandra Mitchell 
Martha Moncrief Seeger 
Judy Nuckols Offutt 
Anne Overstreet Tolleson 
Susan M. Phillips 
Ann Roberts Divine 
Eliza Roberts Lelter 
Jane Royall Anderson 

*Carol Scott Wade 
Pamela Shaw Cochrane 

*Susan Sleight Mowry 
Patricia Smith Edwards 

*Susan Stevens Hitchcock 
Katherine Stubbs 
Sallie Tate Hodgea 
Sheila Terrlll Hayden 
Susan Thompson Stevens 
Nancy Tilson Loop 
Vicki Wells Reddick 
Theresa Wiles Blalock 
Louise Wright Daniel 
Virginia Yager Baxley 
Julie Ann Zachowski 


Judith Almand Jackson 

Lynne Anthony Butler 

Lucie Barron 

Marjorie Baum Pearsall 
*Jean Blnkley Thrower 

Kathleen Blee Ashe 
*Linda Bloodworth Garrett 

Louise T. Bruechert 

Bronwyn Burks Fowlkes 

Jan Burroughs Loftis 

Mary Thomas Bush 

Laurie Carter Tharpe 

Carol Cole Renfro 

Gretchen Cousin Autin 

Kate Covington 

Lee Davis Blackman 

Rebecca Davis Huber 
*Betty Derrick 

Katherine Doster Stoddard 

Paige Dotson Powell 

Sarah Elberfeld Countryman 

Donna Evans Brown 

Louise Fortson Kinstrey 

Ethel Ware Gilbert Carter 

Joy Griffin Lesley 

Gabrielle Guyton Johnson 

Lucy Hamilton Lewis 

Sylvia Harby Hutton 

Olivia Hicks 

Sara Houser Scott 

Janet Hunter 

Barbara Jenkins Hines 
*Su2anne Jones Harper CC 

Victoria Justice 

Mary Lamar Adams 
*Rebecca Lanier Allen 

Gail Livingston Pringle 

Mary Ann McCall Johnson 

Susan McCann Butler 

Katherine McCracken Maybank 

Becky McRae McGlothlin 

Margaret Moore Hall 
*Mary K. Owen Jarboe 

Gue Pardue Hudson 
*Nancy Paysinger Hove 

Susan Philips Moore 

Mary Rogers Hardin 

Georganne Rose Cunningham 

Lucy A. Rose 

Maslln Russ Young 

Angela Josette Saad 
Johanna Scherer Hunt 
Dale Steele Hegler 
*Patrlcla Stringer 
Ann H. Teat 

Christie Theriot Woodfln 
Nancy Ellen Thompson Beane 
Ann Wilder 

Mary Ruth Wllklns Negro 
Stephanie Wolfe Sidella 




Patricia Auclair Hawkins 

Catherine Auman DeMaere 

Carol Lee Blessing Ray 

Mary Ellen Bond Sandridge 

Martine Brownley 

Joetta Burkett Yarbro 

Julie Cottrill 

Janie Davis Hollerorth 

Barbara Dye Gray 
*Lou Frank Guill C 
*Jo Ray Freiler Van Vllet 

Pam Gafford McKinnon 
*Anne Gilbert Potts 

Margaret Gillespie 

Sally Gillespie Richardson 

Glenda Goodman McKinnon 
*Lalla Griffis Mangin 

Nancy Hamilton Holcombe 
*Diane Hampton Flannagan 

Ruth Anne Hatcher Howze 
*Ruth Hayes Bruner 

Carol Hill Hightower 

Nancy Holtman Hoffman 

Holly Jackson 

Sara Jackson Chapman 
*Carol Jensen Rychly 

Dera Jones Wallace 

Kay Jordan Sachs 

Beverly LaRoche Anderson 

Beth Mackle 

Johnnie Gay Martin 

Mary McAlplne Evans 

Martha Nell McGhee Lamberth 

Dianne McMillan Smith 

Kathryn Morris White 

Minnie Bob Mothes Campbell 
*Mary Anne Murphy Hombuckle 

Jean Noggle Harris 

Carolyn Owen Hernandez 

Virginia Pinkston Daily 

Elta Posey Johnston 

Libby Potter 

Patsy Rankin Jopling 

Flora Rogers Galloway 

Carol Anne Ruff 

Adelaide Sams Probst 

Lennard Smith Cramer 

Anna Eliza Stockman 

Tara Swartsel Boyter 

Jeanne Taliaferro Cole 

Sally Thomas Evans 

Elizabeth Thorne Woodruff 

Jane D. Todd 

Sarah Walker Guthrie 

Sheryl Watson Patrick 

Martha Wilson Kessler C 

Rose Wilson Kay 

Sally Wood Hennessy 

Sherrle Yandle Rogers 

Betty Young von Herrmann 


Lynn Birch Smith 
Diane Bollinger Bush 
Bonnie Brown Johnson 
Mary Bullock Shearon 
Lynn Carssow Shinkoskey 
Deborah Ann Claiborne Williams 
Carol Cook Uhl 
Carol Crosby Patrick 
Barbara L. Darnell 
*Linda DelVecchio Owen 
Susan Donald 
Mary Douglas Pollitt 
Sharron Downs Landers 

Catherine DuVall Vogel 
Sherlan Fitzgerald Hodges 
Nathalie FitzSlmons Anderso 
Marlon Gamble McCollum 
Lynne Garcia Harris 
Hope Gazes Grayson 

*Cheryl Granade Sullivan 
Edith Guyton Edmlston 
Sharon Hall Snead 

•Martha Harris Entrekln 
Mary-Wills Hatfield LeCroy 
Susan Head Marler 
Susan Henson Frost 
Camllle Holland Carruth 
Harriette Huff Gaida 

*Ruth Hyatt Heffron 
Amy Johnson Wright 
Hollie Kenyon 
Susan Ketchln Edgerton 

*Hollister Knowlton Jameson 
Judy Lange Hawks 
Mary Margaret HacMlllan Col 
Diana Marshall Faulkner 
Judy Mauldin Beggs 
Eileen McCurdy Armistead 

*Carol Ann McKenzle Fuller 
Christine McNamara Lovejoy 
Jane McMullan Howe 
Melanle Meier Abernathy 
Marilyn Merrell Hubbard 



Cynthia Padgett Henry 

Sandra Parrlsh Tate 

Martha L. Ramey 

Nancy E. Rhodes 

Gall Rogers 

Betty Sale Edwards 
♦Beverly Shepherd Oxforc 

Sally A. Skardon 

Martha Mlzell Smith 

Sally Stanton 

Pamela Taylor Clanton 

Carol Watitlns Fisher 

Laura Watson Keys 

Sue Weathers Crannell 

Kathryn Whitman 
•Charlotte Williams 

Sandra Wilson Harris 

Norrls Wootton 

Sue Wright Shull 


Deborah Arnold Fleming C 
* Cynthia Ashworth Kesler 

Deborah Banghart Hulllns 

Carol Banister Kettles 

Evelyn Young Brown 

Vicki Brown Ferguson 

Candy Card Slaton 

Jane H. Carlson 

Mary Carolyn Cox 
*Sallle Daniel Johnson 

Dale Derrick Rudolph 

Karen Derrick Moon 
*Carol Durrance Dunbar 

Jane Duttenhaver Hursey 
*Rose Anne Ferrante Waters 

Sandra Finottl Moses 

Frances Folk Zygmont 

Annette Friar 

Christine Fulton Baldwin 
Margaret Funderburk O'Neal 

Carolyn Galley 

Dolly Garrison 
*Gayle Gellerstedt Daniel C 
Janet Godfrey Wilson 
Anna Gordon Burns 
Paula Hendricks Culbreth 
Susan Marie Hopkins Moseley 
Deborah Hyden Camp 
Mary Alice Isele Johnson C 
Ann Jarrett 
*Edith Jennings Black 
Elizabeth Jennings 
Melinda Johnson McChesney 
Beulah Kasselberg 
Carlene Kirkman Duncan 
Candy Lang 

Rebecca Martin Gllbart 
Eva McCranie Jones C 
Lee Horton McDavid 
*Stella McDermid Haberlandt 


CC, Colonnade Club, iSOOor more Q, Quadrangle Quorum, $250 or more C, Century Club, *100or more *, Fund Agent 

Tyler McFadden C 
*Alexa Mcintosh Mims 

Bonnie Jean Mcintosh Roughton 

Susan E. Morton C 

Eleanor Nlnestein 

Betty Noble Bosworth 

Barbara Paul 

Mimi Pease Chllds 

Jo Ann Perry 

Mary Katherine Powell Hobley 

Susan Propst 

Kathy S. Smith C 

Jane Stambaugh 
*Granvllle Sydnor Hill 
*Dea Taylor Walker 
*Margaret Thompson Davis 

Bemle Todd Smith 

Caroline Turner 

Wimberly Wamock Everltt 
*Ellen Willingham 

Linda Wilson Bohrer 

Vickl Yandle Dunbar 


Harriet Amos 

Candace Apple Holbrook 
*Sally Barron LaBadie 

Mary Beaty Watkins 

Susan Correnty Dowd 
*Cindy Current Patterson C 
iiCayle Daley Nix 

Madeleine delPortillo Smith 

Barbara Denzler Campbell 

Ellen Flynn 
*Jerry Kay Foote 
*Dianne Gerstle 

Janet Golden 

Faye Hamlin Thompson 

Julia R. Hixon 

Patricia Johnston Feuillebois 
*Sharon Jones Cole C 

Deborah Jordan Bates 
*Anne Kemble Collins 

Sidney Kerr 

Mary Jane King 

Mary Kirchhoffer Porter 

Sally Lloyd Proctor 

Deborah Long Wingate 
*Llnda Maloy Ozier 

Lucinda Martin Schreeder 

Martha Jane Martin Wright 

Mary Jane Morris MacLeod 

Susan D. Parks 

Leigh Ann Peterson 

Mary Ann Powell Howard 

Gretchen Smith 

Margaret Smith Alexander 

Belita Stafford Walker 

Susan Steagall 

Nancy Thomas Tippins 

Katrina Van Duyn 

Susan Watson Black 

Lindsey Watt March 

Pam Westmoreland Sholar 

Susan Williams Gornall 

Glgi Wilson Mulrheid 
Muliana Winters 
*Ann Yrwing Hall 


Carolyn Arant Handell 
Marilyn Barger Johnson 
*Cala Boddie Senior 

Sally Bryant Oxley 

Eleanor Bussey Bennett 

Kathleen Lois Campbell 
*Nancy L. Carter 

Anastacia D. Coclln 
*Deborah Corbett Gaudier 

Ann Cowley Churchman 

Deana Craft Ellison 

Ivonne del Portillo 

Deborah Gantt Mitchell 

Penny Gilbert 

Ellen Gordon 

Karen Griffith McLeod 
* Judith Hamilton Grubbs 

Pamela Sue Hanson 

Elizabeth Barry Haynes 

Debra Anne Jackson Williams 

Julia LaRue Orwig 

Brenda Little Murphy 

Margaret MacLennan Barron 

Judy Maguire Tlndel 
*Jerrllyn McBride Berrong 

Mary McMartln 

Janlfer Meldrum Buce 

Louise Hoyt Minor 

Carol Anne Moxley 
fc Deborah Newman Mattem 

Jane Parsons Frazier 

Elizabeth Rhett Jones 

Pamela Rogers 

Verdery Roosevelt 

Susan Rudolph Blrdwell 

Martha C. Schabel 

Judy Sharp Hickman 
fcClare P. Smith 

Patricia Steen 

Laura Tlnsley Swann 

Joy Trimble 
fc Bonnie Troxler Graham 

Cynthia Wilkes 
*Eugenia Williams Collins 
Lady Louise Womat Emrlch 
Tlsh Young 


Elizabeth Abbott 
*Sara Barrett 

Elizabeth Evert Bean 
*Diane Beeler Cormanl 

Marianne Bradley 

Camilla Brannen 
*Patsy Cook 
*Teressa Dew 

Davara Dye Potel 
*Lynn E. Ezell 
^ary Gay Banks ton 

Judy Greene 

Tania Gumusgerdan 

Rosanne Harkey Prultt 

Beth Holmes Smith 

Rebecca Ann King 

Amy Ledebuhr Bandl 
i^eresa Lee Echols 

Lib McGregor Simmons 

Ann McMillan 

Mellsha Miles 

Lucy Moss 

Claire Owen 
*Ann E. Patterson 

Deanna Penland Ramsey 
*Ellnor Perkins Daniel 

Ann Poe Mitchell 

Diane Roever Atchley 
*Martha Rutledge Munt 

Jane Marshall Simons 
*Martha Stephenson Kelley 


Students use refurbished library during first week of classes. 

Mary Louise Brown Forsythe 
♦Victoria Burgess Stephan 

Lou Anne Cassells McFadden 

Rose Ann Cleveland 
*Indla Culpepper 

Susan DuVernet Logan 

Allyn B. Fine 

Deborah Garfield 
*Robbie Goodall Boman 
*Motte Legare Hay 

Denise Hord 

Lynne Jameson Gorgorlan 

Jill Jean Johnson 
*Susan Landhara Carson 

Frances A. Maguire 

Susan McLarln Johnson 

Rebecca McSwaln Reynolds 

Mary Gay Morgan 

Marie Henderson Newton 

Jean Patton Preston 

Catherine Pirkle Wages 

Sandra Sheridan Bennett 

Carol Townsend Holllngshed 

Rebecca M. Weaver 

Frances S. Weston 

Elizabeth Wlckenberg 

Class of 1975 Q 


Jeanne Jones CC 
Judy Sapp Harris 
Martha Smith 


Mary Elizabeth Power Smith 

Alumnae Clubs 

Atlanta Agnes Scott Alumnae Club 
Cobb County Alumnae Club 
Dalton Alumnae Club 
Decatur Alumnae Club C 
Tidewater, Virginia Alumnae Club 
Washington, D. C. Alumnae Club C 
Young Atlanta Agnes Scott Alumnae Club 


Friends of The College 

New paint restores original color to Rebekah and Colonnade. 


Mrs, Henry W. Adams 

Mr. and Mrs. Leroy R. Adams 

Agnes Scott College Faculty 

Wives Club 
Mrs. Belle C. Aldrich C 
Mr. Hooper Alexander, III 
Mr. Julian R. Alford 
Mr. Ivan Allen, Jr. 
Miss Margaret P. Ammons 
Dr. Frank P. Anderson, Jr. 
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Anderson 
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Baker 
Mr. Asbury Q. Baldwin 
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Balsley, Jr. 
Dr. and Mrs. Murphey W. Banks 
Mr. and Mrs. Dean D. Barger 
Mr. Thomas L. Bass C 
Mr. W. A. Bethune Q 
Mr. David Behan 
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Benson C 
Mrs. George M. Bevier Q 
Mr. Karl A. Bevins 
Mr. Peyton Bibb 

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph H. Birdsong Q 
Rev. and Mrs. W. K. Borden 
Mrs. William Hugh Boswell 
Mr. E. L. Bothwell Q 
Mr. and Mrs. Henry L, Bowden C 
Mr. B. M. Bowen 
Mrs. Jere Boze 
Miss JoAllen Bradham 
Mr. and Mrs. Grover H. Bradley 
Rev. Tinsley P. Bradley 
Mr. Harllee Branch, Jr. Q 
Mr. Ininan Brandon C 
Mr. and Mrs. J. Lehmon Brantley 
Mrs. Henrietta F. Breen 
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Briley, Jr. Q 
Mr. and Mrs. John H. Bringhurst, Jr. 
Mr, Thomas H. Broadus , Jr. 
Mr. and Mrs. F. F. Brock 
Mrs. Louise 0. Brock 
Dr. Jack T. Brooking 
Mrs. Byron K. Brown 
Mr. G. Thompson Brown 
Mr. and Mrs. Martin P. Brown 
Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Bryant, Jr. 
Mr. and Mrs. W. Elmer Buechler, Jr. 
Mr, and Mrs. John L. Burnworth 
Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Burton 
Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Caldwell, Jr. 
Ms. Ruth L. Caldwell 

Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert R. Campbell, Jr. 
Mr. Scott Candler, Jr. 
Mr. and Mrs. William C. Carlson 
Mr. Emmett B. Cartledge, Jr. Q 
Mr. and Mrs. Kwai Sing Chang 
Mrs. Marjorie S. Cheatham 
Dr. and Mrs. Marion T. Clark 
Mr. Francis Clarkson C 
Mrs. Susan S. Cofer 
Mr. and Mrs. Lee B. Copple 
Mr. and Mrs. Robert 0. Cox 
Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Cribbs, Jr. 
Rev. and Mrs. James R. Crook and 

Polly, Catherine and Frances Crook 
Mr. and Mrs. William M. Curd C 
Mr. and Mrs. John Cecil Currie 
Miss Mary L. Currie 
Mr. and Mrs. Macon M. Dalton C 
Mr. Charles L. Davidson, Jr. 
Mr, and Mrs. James F. Davis 
Mrs. Jean M. Davis C 
Mr. Neil 0. Davis CC 
Judge and Mrs. William T. Dean 
Dr. and Mrs. Lorenzo del Portillo 
Rev. and Mrs. Marshall D. Dendy 
Mr. Russell E. Denker 
Rev. Ludwig R. Dewitz 
Rev. and Mrs. B. Herman Dillard 
Mrs. Frances S. Diseker 
Mrs. Elsie P. Doerplnghaus 
Miss Mary F. Doom 
Dr. F. William Dowda 
Dr. Tom W. Duke C 
Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Dunbar 
Dr. and Mrs. E. M. Dunstan 
Mrs. Ruth G, Early 
Mrs. Bessie M. Ebaugh 

Mr. and Mrs. Percy Echols C 
Dr. William Graham Echols 
Mr. Earl H. Elberfeld Q 
Mr. and Mrs. Norman E. Elsas 
Mr. Edward E. Elson C 
Mr. George E, Erwin CC 
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Evans 
Mr. and Mrs. Earl G. Ezell 
Faculty Flower Fund of Agnes Scott Colle 
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Faiola Q 
Mrs. William E. Fayssoux 
Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Ferst C 
Mr, Harry A. Fifield 
Mr. Walter S. Flory 
Mr. George Folsom 
Mr. and Mrs. Michel A. Ford 
Mr. William C. Fox 
Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Francis 
Mr. and Mrs. DeJongh Franklin C 
Mrs. Carlyle Eraser 
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Frierson 
Mr. and Mrs. James Galley 
Mr. Alex P. Gaines CC 
Mr. Dave W. Garber C 
Mr. and Mrs. John Garber 
**Mr. John A. Garber 

Mr. John Carter Garber CC 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul L. Garber Q 

Mr. W. A. Garber 

Mrs. R. C. Gary 

Miss Leslie J. Gaylord 

Dr. Fellz B. Gear 

Mr. L. L, Gellerstedt, Jr. 

Mr. John L. Gignilliat 

Mrs. Melanie S. Giles 

Mr. James R. Gilliam, Jr. C 

Mr. Ben S. Gilmer 

Mr. and Mrs. John Gledhill 

Miss M. Kathryn Click C 

Mrs . Lois J. Goodman 

Mrs. Rachel Riches Gordon 

Mr. and Mrs. W. Madison Gordon 

Mrs. Esther A. Graff Q 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul H. Graves 

Miss Nancy P. Groseclose C 

Mr. and Mrs. William L. Hale 

Mrs. Arch Haley 

Mr. and Mrs. Raleigh G. Ham 

Mrs. Katherine Ewing Hara 

Dr. and Mrs. Lauren Harper 

Mr. J. Robin Harris 

Mr. and Mrs. John S. Harrison C 

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Haskins 

Rev. and Mrs. Samuel Bumey Hay, Sr, 

Mr. George P. Hayes 

Mr. and Mrs, Robert W. Hayes 

Dr. Massey Mott Heltzel 

Mr. and Mrs. Andre Herviou 

Miss Harriet Higgins 

Dr. Thomas W. Hogan CC 

Mr. and Mrs. George K. Hood C 

Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Howell 

Mrs. Claire Hubert 

Mrs. Martha C. Huntington 

Mr. and Mrs. John E. Husted 

Rabbi S. R. Ichay 

Mrs. Richard S. Ihley C 

Mr. James Jackson 

Mr. and Mrs. William W. Jackson 

Mr. Charles L. Jacob 

Dr. Sidney Q. Janus 

Mr. and Mrs. Nesblt Johnston 

Dr. Huguette Kaiser 

Mrs. Mani Kamerkar 

Mr. and Mrs. Alan Keith-Lucas Q 

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne L. Kenimer 

Dr. and Mrs. Joseph H, Kite 

Mr. and Mrs. J. Leland Kennedy 

Dr. C. Benton Kline, Jr. 

Mr. John Daniel Knox 

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Lane 

Mr. C. R. Lawrence 

Mr. Spencer Lawton 

Mr. and Mrs. W. Talmage Leak 

Miss Beverly Leak 

Rev. F. McM. Legerton 

Mr. and Mrs. Harold G. Lengerich 

Miss Susan F. Leonard 

Mr. Walter W. Leroy C 

Mrs, Edwin L. Levy, Jr. 

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As WE CELEBRATE this year the bicentennial of our 
Declaration of Independence and the formal beginnings 
of our nation, it is worth recalling that one of the 
shaping forces of the American experience, our 
educational system, is at least 150 years older than 
the Republic. Even before the founding of our first college, 
Harvard, in 1636, book learning had begun in the 
homes, churches, and modest school houses of 
the colonies and the frontier. In its beginnings a 
function largely of the colonial churches and their 
ministers, American education had its deep and vigorous 
roots in the Graeco-Roman and Hebraic-Christian 
traditions as they were transmitted through the trivium 
and quadrivium of the Seven Liberal Arts of 
medieval Europe. 

A chief early purpose of education in America, as 
it had been in England and Europe, was the training of 
an educated ministry for the church. This purpose 
continued strong and was a major force not only in the 
rapid spread of Christian churches but in the establishment 
of private colleges and schools throughout the Colonies. 

In the past three centuries, however, the purposes 
and functions of American education have expanded, 
with varying emphases in different periods. According to 
Professor R. Freeman Butts, in a recent comprehensive 
article The Search for Purpose in American Education * 
there have been at least seven historical purposes 
"proclaimed or sought for American education," all 
of which have been reaffirmed in varying degree since 
the turn of the twentieth century. 

•The College Board Review, Winter 1975-76, 3-19. 

Four of these purposes or functions, according to 
Professor Butts, compose "the modern American 
quadrivium," and they dominated public discussion 
of education in the first three or four decades of this 
century. These four purposes, like four roads turning off 
from a main highway, lead in four different directions: 
"one leading to academic discipline, a second to social 
efficiency, a third to individual development, and the 
fourth to vocational competence." 

In the last forty years, a new trivium has come forward 
in American education, joining the modern quadrivium, 
a trio perhaps more complicated and more basic, and 
certainly more controversial than the new quadrivium 
above. The new trivium is exemplified by, but not 
limited to, our recent national efforts at almost all levels 
of American society to realize more widely and speedily 
our traditional goals of freedom, equality (or equal 
justice), and community. In a sense, this three-fold search 
reminds us that our Revolution is not yet over inasmuch 
as the American people are calling once more upon 
education to aid in the quest for what have been perhaps 
their three most cherished ideals. 

It is worth recalling in this connection that our 
nation's founders saw both the Revolution itself and 
the kind of education needed in the new Republic 
chiefly in political terms rather than in terms of 
academic achievement, social adjustment, personal 
fulfillment, or occupational training. In other words, 
they were mainly concerned with education as "a bulwark 
for liberty, equality, and the public good," functions 
which for them took precedence over the uses of 
knowledge, over individual effort, over occupation. 
Repeatedly the founders stressed that the welfare of the 
new nation depended upon an educated citizenry and that 
the nation's schools had the primary purpose "of educating 
the citizenry in the values, the knowledge, and the 
obligations of everyone in a democratic 
republican society." 

This primary emphasis on education for the public 
welfare began to wane in the early nineteenth century, 
and. although the Revolution's civic goals for education 
continued to be expressed and pursued, they began 
by 1900 to be enlarged to include other interests as the 
nation turned increasingly from a rural to an urban 
society, from agrarian to industrial pursuits, from fervor 
for the public good to aspirations of individual 
achievement and economic success. Thus, in the 
first third of our century, the emphasis was upon 
the more private and individual purposes of education 
stressing (1 ) academic discipline, i.e. the cultivation of 
the mind, (2) social efficiency and responsibility, 
including ethics and the teaching of "values," 
(3) individual development as a unique personality, 
and (4) vocational competence for jobs and careers. 
Today, and increasingly since the end of World War II, 
the search for our original goals of freedom, equal 
justice, and community — more societal and political 
in nature — has once again become a major concern of 
the American educational enterprise as it is of our 
current economic and political efforts. 

As our bicentennial year draws to a close, it should 
be noted that our national concern with education as a 


Vice President for Business Affairs 
Doyle Dilliird and tite President 
chart future expansion. 

Student Government President 
Cindy Hodges meets weekly with 
Dr. Perry. 


force for the public good has by no means overshadowed 
our continuing insistence that education is also a 
personal and individual matter, whether it involves 
cultural pursuits and moral values or the acquisition 
of marketable skills, or both. No history of educational 
purposes or goals can be all-inclusive, nor can any one set 
of goals completely satisfy the diverse interests and 
aspirations of the millions who make up our endlessly 
diverse society. 

Although it is tempting in this bicentennial year to 
ask ourselves how well we have carried out our 
lofty educational aims, to inquire into the effectiveness 
of today's vast American educational enterprise, this 
is not the place for such broad evaluations. Any answer 
would involve totting up a balance sheet of both successes 
and failures, always in the light of the various and 
shifting purposes which Americans have historically 
set for education. There is room for much satisfaction 
jf we consider our material development as a people 
in the last two hundred years; there is reason for 
grave concern if we look candidly at the present 
disintegrating state of moral values, at our widespread 
social ills, at our lack of national agreement over 
the proper ends of education for a society still very 
much in ferment. 

A report such as this — a review of the year's activities 
and developments in a particular institution — cannot, 
and should not, attempt an evaluation of the whole 
American educational undertaking. Justified and 
appropriate, however, is some attempt to place in context 
the events of a single college year as they have been 
played out against the backdrop of the larger scene. 
Especially is this true today, when the larger scene is so 
chaotic and fast-changing and when our particular 
institution, Agnes Scott College, is palpably moving to 
the beat of "a different drummer." Indeed, no part 
of the Agnes Scott family — whether students, faculty, 
administration or alumnae — has ever, to its great 
credit, marched in lock-step to the beat of a single local 
drum, much less to the rhythms of the dominant natFonal 
bandwagon. That individuality, and the freedom and 
encouragement to exercise it, are central to our purpose 
and function as a college committed to liberal arts 
education and Christian values. The review of a given 
year's activities at Agnes Scott should serve as reassurance 
to its alumnae and friends, explicitly and by implication, 
that our College faculty, students, and administrators 
continue true, and freshly responsive, to the historic 
mission of the College. It is my belief that the following 
brief review of the 1975-76 year will once again 
supply that reassurance. 

THE 1975-76 YEAR 

Each succeeding college year — this was Agnes Scott's 
87th — has much in common with its immediate 
predecessors; but there are always differences. The 
one constant, for the would-be chronicler of such years, 
is a recurrent sense of frustration in attempting to 
give anything like a complete and balanced picture 
of the rich and variegated life created by several hundred 

young people, and more than 100 of their teachers 
and administrators, living and working together for nine 
months on end. There are always familiar repetitions, and 
there are always surprises. In looking back, one who 
attempts a history of a college year is bound to see it 
through the lens of his own concerns and preferences, 
his hopes and even his anxieties. The recorder is 
fortunate if he can truly say, as I have no hesitancy 
in doing about 1975-76, "On balance it was a good year — 
a year of more achievement than frustration, of more 
pleasure than failure, of some solid and fruitful successes 
in carrying out previously announced goals." The year 
began on a high note — with an excellent entering class 
some 12% larger than its immediate predecessor, almost 
four-fifths of whom ranked in the top quarter of their 
graduating high school classes. Some 21 states were 
represented, as well as Puerto Rico, Malaysia, Turkey, 
and West Germany. Sixty percent of the class were from 
states other than Georgia. Their enthusiasm and energy 
equaled their excellent secondary school records, 
and their high spirits were a major factor in getting us 
all off to a good start. 

Academically, the year saw no major changes in 
curriculum structure although the usual number of new 
courses were offered. Notable were the increasing 
popularity of double or combined majors and the growing 
desire among students for additional opportunities for 
off-campus learning experiences, whether in Atlanta, 
Washington, or overseas. On the campus, academic 
innovations included a very effective freshman chemistry 
course offered by a newcomer. Assistant Professor 
Alan White, for exceptionally well-prepared students 
in chemistry. New courses in philosophy and in economics 
sparked an increase in enrollment in those disciplines. 
The Department of English, in response to the growing 
need among students for more practice in writing at 
the college level, sought to meet this need at Agnes Scott 
through the restructuring of certain elementary courses 
in English. It is too early to judge the success of such 
efforts, but Agnes Scott intends to see that its graduates, 
in the future as in the past, know how to write with 
clarity and skill. 

Dean Julia Gary and many of our faculty are very 
much aware of the growing student interest in 
opportunities for learning experiences beyond the 
campus, with or without college credit. Agnes Scott 
has a number of such opportunities already, and we are 
exploring additional paths. Our offerings in this area 
are not insignificant, but we can do a better job of 
presenting and "selling" them, especially to prospective 
students. Many of these opportunities are related to 
actual paying jobs; others are largely for academic credit; 
some are already parts of existing courses. For example, 
two students in the Department of Art worked during the 
past year with local commercial firms in the Atlanta 
area; biology offers two summer programs; a Washington 
semester is available to students in economics, pohtical 
science, and natural science and technology; two students 
in chemistry worked this past summer with Professors 
Marion Clark and Alan White on a National Science 
Foundation program, doing supervised research for pay. 
Our summer credit programs in England, Germany, Italy, 
and Spain continue to attract students, and they have 
recently been complemented by the opportunity for desert 


biology and marine biology in the United States. There is 
certainly room, however, for further development in 
such areas as legislative internships and exchange programs 
in appropriate American cities in the fields of art, 
politics, and urban affairs. I am hopeful that our Long- 
Range Planning Committee will have specific suggestions 
to make during the coming year regarding these needs. 

Our Non-Traditional Program, designed chiefly 
for women who wish to return to college after some 
years out, continues to grow. It is altogether likely that 
almost 10% of our total enrollment will be registered in 
this program during the coming year. 

Our excellent faculty continues to do far more than 
teach students, although this function remains at 
Agnes Scott its chief concern. Additional time 
is consumed with counseling students, with research 
and other creative activities, and with administering the 
academic program through the network of committees 
established by the new faculty bylaws hammered 
out during the 1974-75 academic year. This new faculty 
committee structure has on the whole proved workable and 
effective. Much of it is involved with consideration of 
new programs and courses, possible changes in the 
academic calendar or in degree requirements, and with 
broader academic planning for the future. 

Recent developments in two specific departments 
may be cited as examples of the kinds of innovation and 
change characteristic of today's Agnes Scott curriculum. 
In the Department of Music, under the leadership of 
its new chairman. Professor Ronald Byrnside, a planned 
expansion of music offerings is underway. To our 
traditional instruction in piano, organ, voice, and violin, 
we added during the past year training in flute and 
recorder. A baroque instrumental ensemble was also 
organized, and in the coming year we shall have 
in residence at Agnes Scott a professional chamber 
music group which will offer both instruction and concerts 
at the College. Our music program was further 
strengthened this past year with the inauguration of 
the Nannette Hopkins Scholarship Program in Music. 
Through the generosity of Frances Smith Sims, of 
the class of 1913, and to honor the memory of Miss 
Hopkins, Agnes Scott now offers four $1,000 scholarships 
annually to promising entering students in music 
(instrumental or voice). These scholarships are awarded 
chiefly on the basis of talent and ability and are renewable 
for four years if performance is satisfactory. We were 
most gratified last spring by the amount of interest shown 
in the first competition, and our first four winners 
enter the College this September together with several 
other competitors. 

In another field, that of modern foreign languages, the 
past year saw the approval of a Spanish residence corridor 
like that already in operation for students of French. A 
native speaker from Spain will be in charge of the 
corridor, and there will be a Spanish table in the dining 
hall in addition to those already in operation for 
French and German. 

The close of the 1975-76 academic year marked the 
retirement of two of Agnes Scott's able and devoted senior 
professors: Professor Chloe Steel, Adeline Arnold 
Loridans Professor of French, and Professor Paul Garber 




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Students return for eighty-eighth session, September 23, 1976. 

of the Department of Bible and ReHgion. Professor 
Steel came to Agnes Scott in 1955 and served as 
Chairman of the Department of French from 1964-1972. 
A most effective teacher and a strong committee worker 
in the faculty. Professor Steel is greatly respected by 
her colleagues as well as by a host of Agnes Scott students 
who have been in her classes over the years. Professor 
Paul Garber joined the Agnes Scott faculty in 1943 
and was Chairman of the Department of Bible and 
Religion from that time until 1970. He is the author 
of numerous publications in his field, including some 19 
articles for the Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible. 
The combined service to Agnes Scott of Professors 
Steel and Garber totals 54 years. Their impress on 
the College and its students has been great, and they 
will be greatly missed. 

A two-year experiment with the new academic calendar, 

begun in the 1974-75 year, ended this past June. Under 
the experimental calendar the first quarter began 
immediately after Labor Day and ended with examinations 
at Thanksgiving. Students were thus able to combine 
the traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, 
returning after New Year's for the opening of the winter 
quarter. Although the experimental calendar had certain 
advantages, it was our considered judgment that the 
more traditional calendar, in which students remained, 
after a brief Thanksgiving holiday, until just before 


Christmas, offered greater academic advantages than 
the experimental schedule. Accordingly, in 1976-77 the 
College will return to its traditional calendar, with 
the fall quarter ending just before Christmas. While 
the experimental calendar gave students a longer winter 
vacation and resulted in certain savings in fuel and 
maintenance for the College, it is our conviction that 
the traditional calendar makes for a stronger academic 
year. The experiment has been beneficial, however, 
in giving us some experience with an economy calendar 
if fuel and energy shortages in the future should make such 
economies necessary. We are fortunate to be able to 
make our decisions today in the light of academic rather 
than economic advantages. 

Perhaps the most dramatic events of the 1975-76 year 
were those in connection with our observance of the 
50th anniversary of the establishment of Agnes Scott's 
chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. The observance occurred in 
late April and was highlighted by the return to campus of 
many of the members of the Beta of Georgia Chapter 
and by distinguished women speakers from the field of 
education. Agnes Scott's own Professor Catherine S. Sims, 
who is also a senator of the United Chapters of Phi Beta 
Kappa, launched the celebration with a fitting convocation 
address on April 21. On the evening of April 22, 
Professor Rosemary Park, former president of Barnard 
College and immediate past president of the United 
Chapters of Phi Beta Kappa, delivered a most stimulating 
and imaginative anniversary address. On Friday, April 
23, Professor Juanita M. Kreps, James B. Duke Professor 
of Economics and Vice President of Duke University, 
led two seminars and spoke with great effectiveness at 
a college convocation. The gala anniversary dinner was 
held on Thursday evening, April 22, at which Dr. 
Kenneth M. Greene, Secretary of the United Chapters 
of Phi Beta Kappa, brought greetings from the national 
organization. A very attractive anniversary brochure 
carried the names of all persons who had been initiated 
into Phi Beta Kappa by the Beta of Georgia Chapter 
since its founding. The brochure was given to all present 
and sent by mail to those members who were unable 
to attend the festivities in person. 

Also celebrated at Agnes Scott in 1975-76 was our 
national bicentennial. A number of outstanding lecturers 
visited the College to speak on various aspects of 
American life and thought, with special reference to 
our nation's founding and its first 200 years. (For the 
names of these speakers see "Highlights of the 
1975-76 Year.") In November of 1975, Agnes Scott 
also participated in the celebration of International 
Women's Year. Under the sponsorship of our chapter 
of Mortar Board, Elizabeth Janeway, nationally recognized 
social historian, critic, and author, came to the campus 
for a public lecture and for informal discussion with 
students. Prior to Mrs. Janeway's arrival. Mortar Board 
hosted a banquet honoring women members of the faculty, 
with Professor Catherine Sims as speaker. Other activities 
included a convocation address by Professor Marie 
Pepe, Dana Professor of Art, and a panel discussion led 
by four outstanding alumnae: Evangeline Papageorge, '28, 
Associate Dean Emeritus of the Emory University 
School of Medicine; Mary Curtis Tucker, '56, Agnes 
Scott trustee; Harriet King, '69, Assistant Dean of the 
Emory University School of Law; and Cynthia Wilkes, '73, 

special assistant in the Office of State and Local 
Coordination, Georgia Department of Human Resources. 

Since coming to the College three years ago, I have been 
eager to have the experience of teaching a course myself. 
During the spring quarter of this past year, I had the 
pleasure of offering English 322, which is the College's 
regular course in English poetry of the Victorian period, 
chiefly Tennyson, Browning, and Arnold. It was a most 
pleasant and stimulating experience, and I found that 
Agnes Scott students are every bit as capable and 
responsive as I had been led to believe! I hope to 
continue to offer a course in the Department of English 
from time to time. 

For the past several years student admissions and 
enrollment have been one of our top priorities at Agnes 
Scott. It is good to be able to report, therefore, that we 
continue to make steady if modest gains in the area of 
recruitment and total student enrollment. Each of our last 
three entering classes has been larger than its predecessor. 
The quality of each of these classes continues to compare 
favorably with that of other recent classes. Thanks to the 
continuing energetic and very capable efforts of our 
splendid admissions staff, under the leadership of Ann 
Rivers Thompson, '59, we expect to have an entering 
class of more than 170 freshmen, plus some 20 or more 
returnees and transfers. These figures do not include 
students in our Non-Traditional Program, which will bring 
the number of new students for 1976-77 to over 200. We 
are tremendously grateful for the efforts and enthusiasm 
of the many alumnae who have aided in our recruitment 
efforts through the newly developed Alumnae Admissions 
Representatives program. There is still no room for 
complacency, for our goal is an entering freshmen class of 
at least 200, with no sacrifice in quality. The success we 
have so far experienced, however, in very difficult times, is 
most gratifying; and we intend to continue our efforts not 
only through intensifying recruiting but also by giving 
increased publicity and "attractive packaging" to our 
excellent academic program and to the many other 
features of an Agnes Scott experience. 

One of the chief factors in maintaining strong 
enrollment at Agnes Scott is the availability of financial 
aid for those students who cannot otherwise afford the 
full cost of an Agnes Scott education. Even in these 
inflationary times of rising prices of goods and services, we 
have increased our financial aid budget dramatically. 
Indeed, our financial aid commitment has increased at a 
greater rate than has that of any other item of the College 
budget. Since 1967, for example, our financial aid to 
students has increased 200% while other expenditures 
have increased 68% and enrollment has actually dropped. 
Even though we have found it necessary to raise charges 
almost every year, we have increased our financial aid 
budget by at least the same or a greater percentage. 
Tuition and fees for the coming year will total $4150, up 
$200 from the year before, but Agnes Scott's total charges 
continue to be the lowest of those of any of the major 
women's colleges today. We are still able also to meet the 
full computed financial aid, through scholarship, loan, and 
on-campus job, of any student admitted. Approximately 
40% of our student body receives some form of financial 
aid from the College. 


Another area of our continuing concern is salaries and 
benefits for our faculty and staff. In this area, also, I am 
glad to report that we have been able to continue our 
progress in strengthening Agnes Scott's position, in terms 
of salaries and benefits, among its sister institutions. A 
supportive Board of Trustees has approved annual 
increases in faculty and staff salaries throughout these 
times of inflation and rising costs. Today we have an 
excellent and very competitive fringe benefit package for 
our faculty and staff, and our salaries are at last 
approaching what they should be in comparison with 
those of other liberal arts colleges of our stature and 
resources. Specifically, we have steadily improved our 
position in the faculty compensation ratings published 
annually by the American Association of University 
Professors. This past year we moved up to a #2 rating 
(approximately 70th percentile) in all academic ranks. 
Salaries and wages of administrative officers and staff 
employees have also improved over the past several years 
and now are, we believe, competitive with those of similar 
educational institutions. 

In the area of student life, the 1975-76 year was a 
productive and cooperative one. Dean of Students Martha 
Huntington's continuing efforts to work more closely with 
more students, as individuals and organizations, bore fruit 
in a number of ways. An increasing number of students, 
faculty, and alumnae are now using the services available 
in the various offices under the jurisdiction of the Dean of 
Students, especially career counseling, student counseling, 
and financial aid. 

Proposals for the reorganization of various aspects of 
student government were considered during the year and 
a number of beneficial changes made or planned. The 
Honor System was again studied carefully, and reports and 
discussions as to its spirit and operation involved both 
students and faculty throughout the year. It is good to be 
able to report that the Honor System remains strong at 
Agnes Scott, thanks chiefly to its widespread acceptance by 
students and faculty and to the devoted and energetic 
efforts of the members of Honor Court. We continue to be 
most fortunate in the caliber and commitment of students 
who hold offices in various areas of student government. 
These student leaders, with the support of Dean Gary, 
Dean Huntington, and their respective staffs, are 
responsible for a student government at Agnes Scott of 
unusual effectiveness and integrity. 

In last year's President's Report, I announced two 
decisions in the area of student affairs which I considered 
especially worthy of note: the establishment of a new 
College health program in cooperation with the Emory 
Community Nursing Service and a new policy permitting 
the limited use of alcoholic beverages at specified student 
social events on the campus. I am pleased to report that 
in their first year of operation each of these policies has 
been effective and well received. 

Students feel that they are receiving good health care 
at Agnes Scott, and they are using the Health Service in 
increasing numbers. The Health Service staff has been 
extremely helpful and efficient and has unquestionably 
gained the confidence of our students. We shall continue 
this program in cooperation with the Emory Community 
Nursing Service during the 1976-77 academic year. 

The new alcoholic beverage policy was most 
conscientiously administered by student government 
leaders with the cooperation of the Dean of Student's 
office. Some dozen activities were successfully sponsored 
by various student groups, open to the entire student body, 
at which beer or wine was served, always with 
non-alcoholic drinks available. I believe the new policy 
has made for a more popular and better supported social 
activities program here on the campus. Early in the 
coming year, the Administrative Committee will consider 
suggestions from student government as to possible 
improvements or modifications in the policy and will make 
recommendations with respect to its continuance. 

This past spring, in response to a request from student 
government, the Administrative Committee of the College 
considered a modification of our rules with respect to 
opening students' rooms to male visitors for a limited time 
on certain days of the week. Specifically, the proposal 
called for allowing men to visit students' rooms on Sunday 
afternoons from 1 : 30 to 5:00. Each student would be 
required to sign in her guest and accompany him to and 
from the lobby of the dormitory, and male visitors would 
be expected to abide by all college policies with respect to 
alcohol, drugs, fire drills, quiet hours, etc. It would be the 
responsibility of the host student to inform her guest of 
these policies and see that he cooperated. Violations of any 
rules would automatically result in consideration of the 
case by Dormitory Council. Representative Council had 
polled the student body before submitting its request to 
the Administrative Committee and had received a largely 
favorable reaction. After thorough discussion the 
Administrative Committee approved the recommended 
policy. It was submitted to the Executive Committee of 
the Board of Trustees at its February meeting. The 
Executive Committee referred the matter to the Student 
Affairs Committee of the Board, which, after careful 
study, recommended its adoption. The Executive 
Committee then sent it to the Board of Trustees with a 
recommendation for its adoption, to become effective with 
the 1976-77 academic year, subject to annual review by 
appropriate college authorities. At the May meeting of the 
Board, after further discussion, the recommendation of the 
Executive Committee of the Board was approved, and the 
new policy will go into effect as stipulated. Like the 
alcoholic beverage regulation, this new policy for male 
visitation is a modest one by comparison with policies in 
force at most colleges today. I am confident that our 
students will accept responsibility for its conscientious 

Increasing student concern in recent years with respect 
to career opportunities has resulted on almost every 
campus in fresh and increasing attention paid to college 
offices which deal with career counseling and planning. 
At Agnes Scott the Office of Career Planning is under the 
jurisdiction of the Dean of Students, and it has been 
efficiently and effectively managed by Miss lone Murphy 
for a number of years. There is little likelihood that this 
new interest in Career Planning will wane in the near 
future, and Agnes Scott is making plans already to see 
that its present service is even more effective. Assisting 
Miss Murphy during the coming year will be Mrs. Melissa 
Holt Vandiver, '73, one of our capable assistants to the 
Director of Admissions, who will devote half of her time 
to the Office of Career Planning. Our new Administrative 


Intern. Miss Barbara Knickerbocker, will also be serving 
chiefly in the Office of Career Planning during the coming 
year. With this larger team. Career Planning can be 
emphasized, as it should be, from the time of a student's 
initial admission to the College until she is ready to 

Another area of increasing interest to students — and 
their parents — is that of financial aid. The Office of 
Financial Aid. under jurisdiction of the Dean of Students, 
is ably administered by Miss Anne Stapleton. Agnes Scott's 
financial aid budget has doubled in the past five years and 
in 1975-76 will require some half million dollars of College 
funds. In most cases, students on financial aid in the 
future will be expected after the freshman year to accept 
a three-part package consisting of outright grant, college 
loan, and on-campus job. 

Two years ago in this report I announced the 
inauguration at Agnes Scott of an intern program to 
prepare young women for positions in academic 
administration. In cooperation with fifteen other leading 
women's colleges, and with Carnegie Corporation support, 
this program has had marked success in its first two years, 
and I am pleased to announce that the cooperating colleges 
have secured additional funds from the Carnegie 
Corporation to extend this undertaking through at least 
1977-78. Under the program, an alumna of each 
cooperating college spends an academic year at another 
college in the program, chiefly in a single administrative 
department although opportunities are given for some 
acquaintance with all aspects of academic administration. 
Agnes Scott's first two interns have been Ann Roberts 
Divine, '67, who spent her year at Mary Baldwin College, 
and Patricia Ann Stringer, '68, who spent last year at 
Goucher College. Agnes Scott's intern for the coming year 
will be Mary Margaret MacLauchlin, '75, formerly of our 
Admissions staff, Vho will be at Salem College. Our intern 

here will he Barbara Knickerbocker, a graduate of Mills 
College, who will work in the office of the Dean of 
Students, chiefly in Career Planning and Financial Aid. 
It is gratifying to report that our first two Agnes Scott 
interns are today actually in college administration, Ann 
Divine in St. Louis and Patricia Stringer at Emory 
University as Assistant Dean of the Graduate School. 

No review of an Agnes Scott year would be complete 
without some attempt to list the main events, academic 
and extra ciirricular. of the College program from 
September to June. Space forbids anything approaching a 
complete record here of the events of 1975-76, but the list 
which follows may be considered a fair sample. Once again 
it is noteworthy that the great majority of these events, 
plus many not listed here, were open to the public in 
keeping with our purpose of making available Agnes 
Scott's rich cultural offerings to our neighbors in Decatur 
and creater Atlanta. 



5 — Registration and orientation open Agnes Scott's 

eighty-seventh session 
8 — Faculty Wives Fair again raises funds for student 

financial aid 


1 — Honors Day Convocation. Speaker: Dean Mary P. 
McPherson at Bryn Mawr College 

14 — Concert: Guarneri String Quartet 

25-26 — Investiture. Speaker: Professor Jo Allen Bradham 

(English ). Preacher: Dean James T. Laney, Candler 
School of Theology. Emory University 


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— Blackfriars production: "The Rope Dancers" 

— International Year of the Woman banquet honoring 
women in the Agnes Scott faculty and staff. Speaker: 
Professor Catherine S. Sims 

— Lecture: "International Women's Year: Token or 
Opportunity." Mrs. Elizabeth Janeway, Social 
Historian and Critic 

— Concert: Agnes Scott and Georgia Tech Glee Clubs 



Focus on Faith. Speakers: Mrs. Elisabeth Elliot 

Leitch. Visiting Professor, Gordon-Conwell 

Theological Seminary. Hamilton. Massachusetts; and 

Dr. Albert Curry Winn, Pastor. Second Presbyterian 

Church. Richmond. Virginia 

Agnes Scott Students art show opens in Dalton 



— Lecture: "Writing the Biography of Faulkner," 
Joseph Blotner. University' of Michigan 

— Master dance class conducted by David Roche, 
Director of the Florida State University Dance 
Touring Theatre 

4 — Black History Week. Speakers: Mr. Clifford Chandler, 
Ms. Gwendolyn Brooks, and Ms. Emma I. Darnell. 
Concert by Morehouse College Glee Club 

— Founder's Day. Speaker: President Pauline Tompkins, 
Cedar Crest College 

— Augusta Opera Company presentation of Gaetano 
Donizetti's The Elixir of Love 

8 — Sophomore Parents' Weekend: Classes, lectures and 
panels, creative arts, parties. President's reception 



3 — Bicentennial lecture: Professor Pauline Maier of the 

University of Massachusetts 
5-6 — Foreign Language Drama Contest 
7 — Invitational sculpture show opening in Dalton 

9 — Joint concert: Agnes Scott and Columbia University 

Glee Clubs 
31 — Lecture: 'Politics and Anti-Politics," Garry Wills 


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• Agnes Scott Writers" Festival. Speakers and Judges: 
Reynolds Price and Michael Mott 

■ Concert by Agnes Scott Glee Club, Madrigal Singers, 
Recorder Society, and the Opera Workshop 

- Applicants' Weekend, sponsored by Mortar Board. 
Over 100 prospective students on campus 

■ Bicentennial/McCain Lecture. Speaker: Professor 
Sydney Ahlstrom of Yale University 

■ Mortar Board tapping 

- Phi Beta Kappa fiftieth anniversary. Speakers: 
Professor Catherine S. Sims, Professor Rosemary 
Park, Professor Juanita M. Kreps, and Dr. Kenneth 
M. Greene 

- Golden Needle Award Festival 

- Concert by the Agnes Scott Studio Dance Theatre 

Blackfriars' production: "The Milk Train Doesn't 

Stop Here Anymore" 

Senior art majors' show opens in Dalton Galleries 

-Agnes Scott's 87th Commencement: 124 seniors 
awarded degrees. Baccalaureate preacher: President 
Donald W. Shriver, Jr., Union Theological Seminary, 
New York. 

Our third season of summer conferences was most 
successful. We were hosts to eight educational and 
religious groups, with a total attendance of approximately 
700 people. During the academic year our facilities were 
also rented to some twenty other outside groups. With 
characteristic thoroughness and good humor, Dr. Edward 
McNair, Director of Public Relations, administered this 
valuable new extension of Agnes Scott's resources and 

During another busy year I have enjoyed tremendously 
knowing and working with the outstanding women who are 
our alumnae, especially Alumnae Association President 
Jane King Allen, '59, and her colleagues of the Executive 
Board. Virginia Brown McKenzie, '47, in her second year 
as Director of Alumnae Affairs, continues to increase the 
range and effectiveness of alumnae activities in service to 
the College. With the end of this academic year, Jane 
Allen's term as President of the Alumnae Association came 
to an end, and she has been succeeded by Mary 
Duckworth Gellerstedt, '46, of Atlanta. From early 
indications, Mary Gellerstedt's administration gives bright 
promise of continued wide-ranging progress in alumnae 
affairs: in organization, in the recruiting of prospective 
students, in social and educational activities, in fund 
raising and alumnae publications. Planned for the coming 

year is the publication of an Agnes Scott Alumnae 
Directory, our first in almost thirty years. 

We are sorry to lose Martha Whatley Yates, '45, as 
editor of the Alumnae Quarterly. Her issues were lively 
and informative, and she has set a high standard for her 
successor. Martha Yates plans to return to business and 
will continue her writing and counseling in the area of 
women's affairs. 

In addition to enjoying my association with alumnae 
here on the campus and in the Decatur-Atlanta area, I 
have enjoyed seeing alumnae friends on visits during the 
past year to the following cities: New York, Philadelphia, 
Tide Water Area (Virginia), Washington, Jacksonville, 
and Winter Park, Florida. I am deeply grateful for the 
warm hospitality and genuine interest in Agnes Scott 
which I enjoyed on every occasion. 

Agnes Scott alumnae continue to support us loyally and 
generously in numerous ways. Almost 3000 alumnae 
(about 32% ) contributed over $309,000 to the 1975-76 
Agnes Scott fund, which totaled $1,331,967. This fine 
support involved not only money but the time and energy 
of hundreds of Class Chairmen and Agents for the Fund, 
of Alumnae Admissions Representatives, and of active 
members of local, regional, and national elements of the 
Alumnae Association. It is most heartening indeed to have 
such tangible evidence of support throughout the country 
for our efforts here on the campus. 

In addition to the gifts of her alumnae, Agnes Scott 
again received the support of over a thousand other friends 
— individuals, corporations, foundations — and their 
gifts have literally made the difference between a sound 
and balanced fiscal operation here and one which would 
be otherwise decidedly in the red. The accompanying table 
indicates the sources of these gifts and the uses to which 
they were allocated in 1975-76. But tables do not convey 
the depth of our gratitude for such inspiring support. 
Space forbids the individual acknowledgement here of the 
thousands of gifts to Agnes Scott during the year although 
letters of appreciation have been sent from the college to 
every donor. A number of gifts and grants are worthy of 
special mention, however, and I am glad to acknowledge 
them here. From three anonymous foundations we 
received munificent grants of $300,000, $100,000, and 
$25,000; the first two were for capital improvements, the 
third for scholarships. From the Sarah Graham Kenan 
Foundation we received an unrestricted gift of $163,500, 
and from the Kate Higgs Vaughan Trust a partial payment 
of $1 15,000. A very generous trustee made an 
unrestricted gift of some $84,000, and a generous friend 
contributed another unrestricted gift of more than $59,000. 
From the David, Helen and Marian Woodward Fund and 
from the Kresge Foundation we received gifts of $50,000 
each. Our share this past year of the contributions made by 
Georgia business firms to the Georgia Foundation for 
Independent Colleges was almost $37,000. The Charles 
Loridans Foundation added $25,000 to the Adeline 
Arnold Loridans chair of French. In memory of the late 
Dean Samuel Guerry Stukes we received $15,000 from 
his wife, Frances Gilliland Stukes, '24, an annuity of 
$10,000 and a gift of $5,000. Largest of the many 
additional gifts received for scholarship purposes was that 
of $160,000 from the Charles A. Dana Foundation for 


the ongoing Dana Scholars program. (Only $40,000 of 
this amount was for 1975-76. The remainder was prepaid 
to be used in the next three years.) No words can convey 
our adequate thanks for these magnificent expressions of 
faith in Agnes Scott and its future, and we are grateful 
as well to the thousands of contributors of smaller amounts 
to the College for the confidence in Agnes Scott which 
their gifts likewise attest. 

Because of such support and the efforts of those who 
planned and administered our various development efforts, 
Agnes Scott has again had a most successful fiscal year. 
While operating "in the black" we were able to continue 
our programs of improvement in academic areas, in our 
library collections, in financial aid to students, and in 
ongoing renovation of our buildings and grounds. We 
were also able again to increase compensation for all of our 
faculty and staff. Our special thanks go to Vice President 
Paul McCain and his hard-working staff in the Offices of 
Development and Public Relations. We are profoundly 
grateful for our good fortune. 

In the area of Business Affairs, the 1975-76 fiscal year 
saw substantial progress in the continuing development 
and improvement of our business, financial, and physical 
plant programs and services. Among major developments 
in the Business Affairs division should be cited the 
far-reaching and thorough reorganization of the Physical 
Plant Department under the leadership of our new 
Director of Physical Plant, John J. Hug. who assumed his 
duties last summer. Mr. Hug's vigorous and conscientious 
leadership has resulted already in a substantial rise in the 
level of plant services and a marked improvement in the 
management and maintenance of Agnes Scott's plant 
resources. Along with the general improvement in physical 
plant maiiagement and maintenance has been the growing 
competence of our professional staff personnel throughout 
the area of Business Affairs and Plant. This growth is all 
the more noteworthy inasmuch as it was achieved in the 
face of a number of pressures upon us, including worn-out 
bookkeeping machinery, which was replaced during the 
year, and the growing proliferation of government 
mandated programs and related reporting requirements. 
Even for Agnes Scott, which receives very little federal 
money, the attempt to deal with reports and studies 
required by federal and other agencies is an increasing 
financial and personnel burden. We are more than ever 
grateful to the dedicated and hardworking members of 
our business and plant staff for a year of notable 
achievement in the face of frustrating pressures. 

Several major plant improvements were made in 
1975-76, as we continued to follow our long-range plan 
for a general plant renovation. The exterior cleaning of 
McCain Library, Presser Hall, and Buttrick Hall was 
completed and silicone waterproofing was applied to the 
buildings. Major roof repairs were accomplished on these 
three buildings during the summer, following the 
preparation of a comprehensive report on the condition of 
all roofs on campus buildings. The completion of this 
project will result in an outlay of more than $150,000. 

For the third consecutive summer, work has been going 
forward on the complete renovation and modernization of 
McCain Library, and virtually the entire project is 
expected to be finished by the opening of the 1976-77 

Professor Miriam Drucker and senior Christa Cline embark 
on independent study. Agnes Scott's favorable faculty-student 
ratio provides individual attention for all. 

academic session. Work has understandably been 
hampered by the fact that it had to be limited to 
vacation periods, chiefly the summer months. After the 
air-conditioning of the building in the summer of 1974, 
1975 saw the completion of exterior cleaning and 
waterproofing, roof repair, and the installation of a new 
stairway (required by fire regulations) from the ground 
stacks to the topmost level. A new elevator shaft was also 
constructed in order to accommodate a larger elevator 
which now reaches to the top floor of the building. This 
past summer has seen extensive alterations and 
improvements to the interior of the building, including the 
installation of new lighting, new furnishings, carpeting; 
new facilities for multi-media materials, rare books, 
Agnes Scott records; and additional display areas. Stack 
capacity has also been considerably increased and should 
take care of our growth in volumes for the next 10 to 15 
years. The "new" McCain Library will be an even more 
useful and attractive building and should serve more than 
adequately for many more years as the academic heart of 
the College. It is good to be able to report that all of this 
renovation and expansion has been accomplished without 
using any funds from the College's normal sources of 
income but rather with gifts specifically designated for the 
library renovation project. In addition to Messrs. R. J. 
Henderson and J. J. Hug of our own staff we are greatly 
indebted to the good taste and careful supervision of our 
architect in this project, Mr. Henry Howard Smith, of 

Worthy of mention in this report on business area 
improvements is the creation last summer of the 
Department of Office Services, headed by Mrs. Emma 
Zell, which now provides typing assistance and 
reproduction facilities for the academic and administrative 
departments of the College. The acquisition of a small 
offset press in 1975 resulted in savings in reproduction and 
other printing activities. In another area of our business 
activities, it should be noted that the Bookstore for the 
first time exceeded $100,000 in sales during the fiscal year. 

In 1967 a long-range planning study of Agnes Scott was 
completed by the firm of Clyde Robbins of Atlanta. In 
April, 1976, the Executive Committee of the Board 
recommended that a fresh planning study be undertaken 
to assess changes and developments in the Agnes Scott 
neighborhood since the completion of the Robbins study. 


After considering a number of planning firms, the 
Executive Committee recommended that Arkhora 
Associates of Atlanta be appointed to carry out this study. 
The Arkhora planning team worked closely with Mr. 
Henderson and me and with members of the Buildings and 
Grounds Committee of the Board of Trustees during the 
past spring and summer, and their completed report is due 
in September, 1976. It will assess the impact upon Agnes 
Scott's properties and prospects of the many changes which 
have occurred throughout the entire Decatur area since 
1967. Such changes include not only the normal 
developments in a given neighborhood over a decade but 
also the future effect of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid 
Transit system now under construction, with a major 
subway stop scheduled for early completion in Decatur, 
only a few blocks from the campus. This new planning 
study should supply us with invaluable source material 
and recommendations as we plan Agnes Scott's campus 
needs and growth patterns for the ne.xt ten years or more. 

Our administrative intern this year. Miss Harriet 
Higgins, a graduate of Wells College, was assigned to the 
Office of Business Affairs. She quickly became a 
participating member of the College community and was 
a most cooperative and able assistant to Mr. Henderson 
as she learned something of the complexities of academic 
business management. Her chief project was the 
preparation of a five-year Agnes Scott budget projection. 

In closing this part of my report, which deals with 
Agnes Scott's business affairs, I want to pay grateful 
tribute to the conscientious and capable service rendered 
by Mr. R. James Henderson, who has been Vice President 
of Business Affairs since 1974 and who leaves us this fall 
to become Business Manager of Duke University. The 
improved appearance of the campus and buildings, and 
many less visible improvements in our financial and 
management operations, are largely the result of his 
unceasing efforts during these past two and one-half years. 
As an able and loyal administrator — and as a person — 
he will be greatly missed. We wish him and his attractive 
wife Betty much pleasure and satisfaction in their new life 
at Duke. 

As Mr. Henderson's successor, we welcome to Agnes 
Scott this fall Mr. Doyle M. Dillard, who becomes Vice 
President of Business Affairs. Mr. Dillard's appointment 
is the culmination of a wide and thorough search, involving 
more than 100 applicants. A native of Eastman, Georgia, 
Mr. Dillard received the B.B.A. degree from Georgia State 
University in 1957, and earned a Master's degree in 
Education, majoring in College Business Management, at 
the University of Kentucky in 1962. Earlier, from 
1951-1954, he served in the U.S. Navy. Following 
experience in business, he served as Assistant Controller 
and Assistant Professor of Economics at West Georgia 
College during 1962-63; and from 1963 until 1966 was 
Business Manager at Mobile College, Alabama. From 1966 
until 1971, he was on the staff of the Medical College of 
Georgia at Augusta, serving first as Assistant Controller 
and later as Budget Director. Since 1971 he has been Vice 
Chancellor for Business Affairs at Western Carolina 
University, Cullowhee, North Carolina. Mr. Dillard has 
been active in professional and civic affairs and has served 
on ten visiting committees of the Southern Association of 

Colleges and Schools evaluating institutions for 
accreditation or reaccreditation. Mr. Dillard's wife, the 
former Shirley Ann Brown of Mobile, Alabama, is a 
graduate of Auburn University and also holds a Master's 
degree in chemistry from that institution. They have three 
children: Diana 14, Matt 11, and Jeannie 9. We feel most 
fortunate in securing the services of a man of Mr. Dillard's 
strong personal qualities and wide experience in college 


In the opening section of this report, I raised by 
implication at least two questions about current higher 
education — the one general, the other local — and left 
each of them largely unanswered. First, having referred 
briefly to several of our historic purposes and goals for 
education in America over the past two hundred years, I 
refrained from any assessment of the overall effectiveness 
of American higher education in fulfilling these purposes 
and attaining these goals. Second, in asserting that Agnes 
Scott has characteristically moved, in Thoreau's phrase, to 
the beat of "a different drummer," I offered no analysis of 
that different rhythm. In concluding this report, some 
brief consideration of these questions here may serve to 
put the events of the 1975-76 college year in a larger and 
more general perspective and at the same time reaffirm 
what I conceive to be the central elements of Agnes Scott's 
particular mission in the total American educational effort. 

Unending analyses and evaluations of our national 
educational enterprise continue to appear, even, or 
perhaps especially, in these times of relative 
disenchantment with the influence of education in our 
society and of general disagreement as to its proper ends. 
Most of the current studies have been modest in their 
claims for the effectiveness of American education in 
fulfilling such historic purposes and functions as those 
enumerated in the opening section of this report. A 
comprehensive and influential recent study is that 
sponsored in 1970 by the Carnegie Commission on Higher 
Education and published in 1973.* As to how well the 
purposes of higher education have been achieved, the 
Carnegie Commission rated national results in academic 
and technical training as good to excellent; training in the 
arts, fair to good; personal development, often inadequate; 
and general education for citizenship, pass to failing. 
Many college teachers today would question, I believe, the 
relatively high rating given to our national achievement in 
academic training, if by that term the Commission meant 
mastery of general knowledge and intellectual disciplines. 
At the risk of immodesty, I would submit that Agnes 
Scott's recent self-studies and observations indicate that 
we can claim a "good to excellent" rating in each of these 
areas. Certainly, the evidence I have noted among our 
students and alumnae reinforces this conviction. But the 
more important point is that we must continue not only 
our self-studies and observations but also our planning for 
the necessary changes and innovations which will insure 

*The Purposes and Performances of Higher Education in the United 
Slates: Approaching the Year 2000 (New York: McGraw Hill, 1973). 


similar positive "ratings" for Agnes Scott students of the 

As for Agnes Scott's moving to "a different drummer," 
I recalled Thoreau's familiar image chiefly to emphasize 
my conviction that Agnes Scott's historic insistence on 
adherence to its own stated purposes and principles, 
sometimes against the current of strong and tempting 
fashions in education, has been the essence of its stature 
and character as an educational institution. Chief among 
Agnes Scott's purposes and principles I would list the 
following: a strong commitment to liberal arts education, 
i.e. to the joys as well as the uses of learning; an abiding 
faith in the humane values of our Judeo-Christian heritage; 
maintenance of academic and personal standards of 
excellence as exemplified in our Honor System; concern 
for the individual's two-fold search for self-fulfillment and 
service to others. 

The fact that we seek as a community of learning to 
hold up these commitments as our institutional purposes 
and principles does not in itself make us unique. But I 
submit that the extent to which we put these ideals into 
practice in today's world is a measure of our difference. 
The point is the extent and sincerity of our practice, not 
merely of our profession, of these purposes and principles. 
There are many educational institutions throughout our 
society today which profess such principles and give 
lip-service to such ideals. But, in varying degree, all of us 
fall short in practice. Indeed, ours is everywhere an age of 
actively unpractised idealism! 

In her outsanding Founder's Day address delivered at 
Agnes Scott this past year. President Pauline Tompkins of 
Cedar Crest College, acknowledging the educational 
pitfalls of our perilous times, asserted that the vital need 
in every college is "a clear-cut and continually evolving 
sense of mission." President Tompkins continued, "From 
my limited knowledge of Agnes Scott I sense you have 
one. Realization of this should be immensely significant 
to each of you. ... It means, to begin with, that you have 
a goodly heritage, a sound foundation to build on. . . . If 
I could give each of you a birthday gift in celebration of 
Founder's Day, it would be a heightened awareness of 
your Agnes Scott legacy." 

Recalling a similar sentiment expressed by Dean- 
Emeritus James G. Leyburn, of Washington and Lee 
University, in his memorable 1974 Founder's Day address 
here. President Tompkins went on to discuss three aspects 
of the Agnes Scott legacy as she conceived it: an 
appreciation of the capacity of individuals for greatness, 
preparation for significant living, and a recognition of the 
holiness of life. "Surely," she concluded, "these are among 
the most prized legacies of a liberal arts education." 

In concluding this annual report, I want to emphasize 
the third of President Tompkins' legacies for Agnes Scott: 
the holiness or sanctity of life. Since its founding, Agnes 
Scott has aspired to be "a Christian college." That 
phrase, in my judgment, has been cheapened by those who 
confidently claim such a distinction; and, as President 
Tompkins pointed out, the ambiguousness of the phrase is 
thereby "painfully evident in contemporary society." But 
if the moral state of contemporary society shows us 
anything today it is, in Miss Tompkins' phrase, "the 

proven inadequacy of education which ignores the 
relevance of values to learning, and equally ignores the 
search for the sanctions which give values validity." 

To combine the life of faith with the life of the mind, to 
fuse the intellectual and spiritual dimensions of the life of 
learning — this is the goal wc seek. It does not need a 
particular curriculum; it shuns indoctrination. Rather the 
individual student sees it in the lives of those who teach 
and otherwise participate in the college community, in the 
way those lives are lived and in the values such living 
reveals. It is the quality of this living, day by day and 
through "the passing years," that makes our legacy indeed 
a goodly heritage. 

^^^€i<H,'*tXy /X**y 

RECEIVED 1975-76 


Current Operations 


Plant (including library modernization) 

Other restricted purposes 

$ 301,252 








Trustees (not including $14,160 from 

alumnae trustees) 
Parents and Friends 

$ 309,427 



Business and Industry 






Elected to Board for terms of four years effective 
September, 1975: 

Katherine A. Geffcken, '49 

Donald R. Keough 

Nancy Holland Sibley, '58 

Samuel R. Spencer. Jr. 

Thomas R. Williams 
Elected to Board May, 1976, for a term of four years: 

Jane King Allen, '59 

Gwen M. Bale (Ph.D.), Visiting Assistant Professor of 

Ronald L. Byrnside (Ph.D.), Associate Professor of Music 

and Chairman of the Department 
Emanuel Feldman (Ph.D.), Lecturer in Bible and Religion 

(part-time, spring quarter) 
Rebecca Fleischman (Ed.S.), Lecturer in Education 

(part-time, winter quarter) 







Student Tuition and Fees 



Endowment Income 



Gifts and Grants 



Sponsored Programs 



Other Sources 







Student Fees 


$ 678,568 $ 635,898 

343,468 345,744 

$1,022,036 $ 981,642 

$4,870,827 $4,564,137 



$ 29,135 






Sponsored Programs 



Library/Academic Services 



Student Services/Institutional 




Operation/Maintenance of 




Student Financial Aid 







$ 962,990 

Transfer for Capital, Endowment 

and Plant Purposes 








Lynn Ganim (M.A., Ph.D. Candidate), Lecturer in English 

Catherine G. Lance (B.M., Masters Candijiate), Lecturer in 

Music (part-time) 
Aleida G. Martinez (M.A., Ph.D. Candidate), Lecturer in 

Spanish (part-time) 
Carol G. Miller (M.F.A.), Instructor in Art 
Sharon V. Radford (M.A.. Ph.D. Candidate), Lecturer in 

Biology (part-time, winter quarter) 
Ann M. Salisbury (M.Ed.), Lecturer in Physical Education 

(winter quarter) 
Catherine S. Sims (Ph.D.), Visiting Progessor of History 

(part-time, fall and spring quarters) 
Janet Stewart (M.M.), Lecturer in Music (part-time) 
George E. Taylor, Jr. (B.S., Ph.D. Candidate), Lecturer in 

Biology (part-time, spring quarter) 
Alan J. White (Ph.D.), Assistant Professor of Chemistry 

Benedicte Boucher, Assistant in the Department of French 
Jane 1. Cane (B.A.), Assistant to the Dean of Students 
Kate B. Goodson, formerly Accountant and Assistant to the 

Treasurer, appointed Supervisor of Accounting effective 

July, 1975 
John J. Hug (B.S.), Director of Physical Plant 
Mary T. Kelly (B.A.), Assistant in the Department of 

Biology (part-time) 
Elizabeth M. Lackey (B.A.), Assistant to the Director of 

Alumnae Affairs (part-time) 
Allen Osborn (B.A.), Supervisor of Custodial Services 
Mildred L. Petty (M.A., Ph.D. Candidate), Assistant Dean of 

the Faculty (part-time) 
Mildred Stibgen (A.A.), Assistant to the Dean of Students 
Gail Weber (A.A.), College Hostess (part-time) 
Martha W. Yates (B.A.), Editor of the Agnes Scott Alumnae 

Quarterly and Assistant to the Director of Alumnae Affairs 
Emma A. Zell, Secretary to the Faculty 


Huguette D. Kaiser to Associate Professor of French 

Kathryn A. Manuel to Associate Professor of Physical 

Patricia G. Pinka to Associate Professor of English 
William H. Weber, III, to Associate Professor of Economics 


Jack T. Brooking to Annie Louise Harrison Waterman 

Professor of Theatre and Chairman of the Department 
Marion T. Clark to William Rand Kenan, Jr., Professor of 

Nancy P. Groseclose to Charles A. Dana Professor of Biology 


Gunther Bicknese, Professor of German and Chairman of the 
Department (winter quarter) 

Sandra T. Bowden, Associate Professor of Biology (full year) 
Michael J. Brown. Professor of History and Chairman of the 

Department of History and Political Science (fall quarter) 
Paul L. Garber, Professor of Bible and Religion (spring 

Thomas W. Hogan, Associate Professor of Psychology 

(full year) 
Geraldine M. Meroney, Professor of History (winter and 

spring quarters) 
Richard D. Parry, Associate Professor of Philosophy and 

Chairman of the Department (fall quarter) 
Margaret W. Pepperdene, Professor of English and Chairman 

of the Department (spring quarter) 
John A. Timiblin, Jr., Professor of Sociology and 

Anthropology (winter quarter) 


Paul L. Garber, Professor of Bible and Religion 

Chloe Steel, Adeline Arnold Loridans Professor of French 


J. J. Scott, May 6, 1976 

Member of the Board of Trustees 
S. G. Stukes, October 23, 1975 

Dean of the Faculty, Registrar, Professor of Psychology, 

Emeritus; Trustee, Emeritus 


Friends of the College 

Mr. and Mrs. C. Oscar Lonp 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry M. Love C 

Mr, and Mrs. Dale Luchsinger 

Mrs. E. M. Malcolm 

Miss Kathryn Manuel Q 

Mr, and Mrs. Raymond J. Martin CC 

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Maso 

Mr. Ferrln Y. Mathews 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert E, Maynard 

Mr, Jaraes Ross McCain Q 

Dr. and Mrs. Paul M. McCain 

Ms. Joan 0. McCausland 

Mr. J. A. McCurdy Q 

Dr. and Mrs. Marlon W. McCurdy 

Mr. Michael McDowell 

Mrs. Virginia G, McGaha and Chris 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Mcintosh C 

Mr. Dean G. McKee 

Miss Kate McKerale Q 

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas N. McLauchlin 

Mr. C. B. McLeod 

Mr. and Mrs. Marion E. McLeod 

The Charles McMillan family 

Dr. W, E. McNalr C 

Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. McPherson 

Mr, and Mrs. R. R. Meador, Jr. 

Men's Bible Class of the Decatur 

Presbyterian Church C 
Miss Flora Marie Meredith 
Mr. J. A. Minter 
Mr. C. B. Mitchell 
Miss Elisabeth Mitchell 
Mr, Robert L. Montgomery 
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Montgomery 
Dr, and Mrs. Harmon D. Moore 
Mrs. Isabella M. Morris 
Dr. Chester W. Morse Q 
Mrs. A, L. Moses 
Mr. Thomas G. Mundy, Jr. 
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Murphey, Jr. 


Miss lone Murphy 

Miss Lillian Newman 

Mr. Henry E. Newton 

Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy C. Obert 

Mrs. W. H. O'Kelley 

Miss Katherine Omwake 

Mr. and Mrs. William B, Owens 

Parents Class of the Decatur 

Presbyterian Church 
Mrs. Faye P. Parks 
Mr. J. G. Fatten 
Mrs. Harry T. Paxton 
Mrs. H. N. Payne 
Mr. and Mrs. James N. Payne 
Mr. Richard B. Penuel 
Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Pepe C 
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin B. Perry. Jr. 
Rev. J. Davison Philips 
Ms. Janet S. Piatt 
Mr. Harry F. Plemons 
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace W. Plowden 
Mrs. Margaret G. Posey 
Mr. and Mrs. Walter B. Posey 
Mrs. Margaret McKay Powell 
Mr. George Power 
Mrs. Richard H. Pretz C 
Mr. Milton P. Puterbaugh 
Pythagoras Lodge No. 41, F. & A. M. 
Dr. Julian K. Quattlebaum C 
Miss Frances C. Query 
Dr, and Mrs. Will lam F. Quillian, Jr 
Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Rabens 
Dr. Joseph L. Rankin 
Dr. Joseph C. Read 
Mr. J. McDowell Richards 
Mrs. Mildred Garber Robey 
Col. Henry A. Robinson C 
Mr. and Mrs. William H. Robinson 
Mrs. Corinne Lee Royall 
Mr. Joseph M. Rubens, Jr. 

Mr. Hansford Sams, Jr. 

Mr. and Mrs. Jack T. Sandow 

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sargent 

Mr. Joseph W. Satterthwalte CC 

Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Schabel 

Mr. C. Oscar Schmidt, Jr. 

Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred H. Schrader 

Mr. and Mrs. Burton A. Scott 

Mr. B. M. Sharlan 

Miss Eugenie Sheats 

Mrs. F. B. Sheats 

Mrs. Francois L. Sheats 

Mr, John A. Sibley CC 

Mr. and Mrs. Roff Sims C 

Mr. and Mrs. Jaraes Skardon and girl 

Mr. and Mrs. Edmond H, Smith 

Mr. Glenn B. Smith 

Rev. and Mrs. George Hoffman Smith 

Mr. Hal L. Smith 

Mrs. J. Holmes Smith 

Rev. and Mrs. J. Murphy Smith 

Mr. P. L. Bealy Smith 

Mrs. Carolyn B. Snow C 

Rev. John H. Soper 

Dr. and Mrs. Samuel R. Spencer, Jr. 

Dr. and Mrs. Robert L. Stamper 

Miss Anne Stapleton 

Miss Chloe Steel C 

Mr. Augustus H. Sterne C 

Mr. and Mrs. Les Stlyer 

Dr. E. L. Stoffel 

Mr. W. W. Stribling Q 

Dr. C. W. Strickler, Jr. 

Mrs. Frances W. Strother 

Mr. I. J. Strumpf 

Mr. and Mrs. J. Edward Stukes 

Mr. Joseph T, Stukes 

Mrs. Lionel C. Stukes 

Mrs. Taylor H. Stukes 

Mr. Craig E. Sturkle C 

Dr. P. N. Symbas 

Mr. Jack M. Teed 

Mr. and Mrs, Pierre Thomas 

Dr. and Mrs. Frederick H. Thompson 

Mr. James H. Topple C 

Mr. and Mrs. R, M. Travis 

Mr. G. H. Traylor C 

Mr, Harry C. Uhl 

Mr, and Mrs. William Veale 

Mrs. Lou H. Voorhees 

Mr. Charles E. Wallace 

Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Wallace, Jr. 

Mr. Ronald Wallace 

Mr. William C. Wardlaw Q 
3 Dr. William C. Warren, Jr. 

Dr. Tyre Watson 

Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Welnburgh 

Mr. Robert L. Wendling 

Mrs. Isabel Orme Werleln C 

Mr. and Mrs. Byron W. West 

Mr. H. C. West C 

Mr. G. L. Westcott 

Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Westmoreland 

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen A, White C 
C Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Whitton 

Mr. Ronald B. Wilde C 

Mrs. Aretha W, Wilkes 

Mr. Willis B. Wilkinson 

Rev. and Mrs. Donald E. Williams 

Rev. and Mrs. R. Murphy Williams 

Mrs. Ruth D, Williams 

Mr. John C. Wilson C 

Mr. Bert F. Winston, Jr. CC 

Women of the Church, Decatur 
Presbyterian Church C 

Mr, George W. Woodruff 

Mr. and Mrs. Wendell F. Wren 

Mrs. Joseph B. Wyatt 

Mrs. Louis J. Yelanjtan 

Miss Elizabeth Zenn C 

Businesses and Foundations 


Alcoa Foundation 

American Can Company Foundation 

American Red Cross 

American Telephone and 

Telegraph Company 
The Atlanta Foundation 
Atlanta Gas Light Company 
Atlantic Richfield Foundation 
Walter Ballard Optical Company 
Lewis H. Beck Foundation 
Chevron Oil Company 
The Citizens and Southern Fund 
Clifton Presbyterian Church 
Walter Clifton Foundation, Inc. 
The Coca-Cola Company 
Colgate-Palmolive Company 
Columbia Gas Transmission Corp. 
Connecticut Mutual Life 

Insurance Company 
Container Corporation of 

America Foundation 
Bing Crosby Youth Loan Fund 
Harry L. Dalton Foundation, Inc. 
The Charles A. Dana Foundation, Inc. 
Decatur Federal Savings and 

Loan Association 
Deerlng Milllken, Inc. 
Florence C. and Harry L. English 

Memorial Fund 
Exxon USA Foundation 
Firemen's Fund American Foundation 
First and Merchants Corporation 
Ford Motor Company Fund 
General Electric Foundation 
The Georgia Foundation for 

Independent Colleges 
Greater Charlotte Foundation, Inc. 
Griffin Hardware Company 
GTE Sylvanla Inc, 

Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation 
Harris Foundation 
The Hartford Insurance Group 

Foundation, Inc. 
Hercules Inc. 

Household Finance Corporation 
Integon Life Insurance Corporation 

International Business Machines Corp. 

Jefferson-Pilot Corporation 

Johnson and Higgins 

The Sarah Graham Kenan Foundation, Inc. 

The Kendall Company Foundation 

The Kresge Foundation 

Lanier Brothers Foundation 

Charles Lorldans Foundation, Inc. 

Harriet McDanlel Marshall Trust 

The Merck Company Foundation 

Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Smith 

Metropolitan Foundation of Atlanta 

Mutual of New York 

Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New Yor 

The National Bank of Georgia 

The 1P07 Foundation 

Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation 


The Presser Foundation 

Pullman Inc. Foundation 

Reliance Group Inc. 

R. J. Reynolds Industries, Inc. 

The Rich Foundation, Inc. 

Sun Oil Company of Pennsylvania 

Walter H. and Marjory M. Rich 

Memorial Foundation 
Rohm and Haas Company 
The Sears-Roebuck Foundation 
The S & H Foundation, Inc. 
John Sexton Company 
Shell Companies Foundation, Inc. 
Smithkline Corporation 
Southern Bell Telephone and 

Telegraph Company 
The State Mutual Life Assurance Company 
J, P, Stevens and Company, Inc, 
Trust Company of Georgia Foundation 
Union Oil Company of California Fdn. 
United Technologies Corporation 
United Virginia Bankshares 
Gertrude and William C. Wardlaw Fund 
Western Electric 

Westinghouse Educational Foundation 
West Point-Pepperell Foundation, Inc. 
David, Helen and Marian Woodward Fund 
Xerox Corporation 
The Arthur Young Foundation 

illlllli ►. 

Penny Wistrand and Paul McCain total 
contributions to The Agnes Scott Fund. 

CC. Cokinnade Club, $S00or mort? Q. Quadrangle Quorum, $25U or more C, Century Club. $100 or more *. FunrH Aj^ent 


Barbani Knickerbocker, graduate of Mills College, is 
welcomed by Dean of Students Martha Huntington and 
Career Counselor lone Murphy. 

Dean Divine now at Meramac, Mo.. 
Community College 

Dean Stringer now at Emory University 


Administrative Intern Program 

Opportunities Unlimited 

Mary Margaret MacLauchlin is 
Agnes Scott's third participant in the 
Administrative Intern Program for 
Women in Higher Education. Spon- 
sored by the Carnegie Foundation with 
15 women's colleges, the program is a 
young endeavor, entering its third year 
this fall. 

Ann Roberts Divine "67 and Patricia 
Stringer '68 were Agnes Scott's first 
and second representatives in the plan. 
Within a few months after completing 
the internship each moved into a chal- 
lenging college administrative post. 
Both feel that their internships gave 
them the on-the-job training that 
clinched their coveted positions. 

The participating colleges exchange 
graduates. Each school hosts an ap- 
prentice from a sister institution and 
sends its own graduate to a new situa- 
tion. This year while Barbara Knicker- 
bocker from Mills College gains practi- 
cal experience in the dean of students' 
office at Agnes Scott College, Mary 
Margaret MacLauchlin will serve at 
Salem College, working with the direc- 
tor of development in many areas in- 
cluding college publications. She will 
also assist the college's new president, 
Dr. Merriman Cuninggim, who former- 
ly headed the Danforth Foundation. 
Her special project will be in the field 
of career planning for Salem students, 
helping them make their summers more 

Funding for this administrative intern 
program has been extended for the 
1977-78 academic year, and Dean Julia 
Gary, who supervises the selection of 
our participant, urges all interested 
Agnes Scott College graduates to con- 
tact her immediately to get the appli- 
cation process underway. Deadline for 

submission of applications is December 
I, 1976. 

These alumnae are eligible to apply 
for a Carnegie Foundation administra- 
tive internship: recent graduates who 
received their degrees at least three 
years ago; graduates evidencing an in- 
terest in administration in higher educa- 
tion; graduates free to move to an 
assigned host campus other than their 
home institution. 

The 10-month internship provides an 
S8000 stipend and stresses training in 
such areas as student services, academic 

affairs, finance and business, and pub- 
lic relations and development. 

Colleges participating in the program 
include Agnes Scott, Cedar Crest, 
Chatham, Goucher, Hollins, Mary 
Baldwin, Mills, Randolph-Macon Wo- 
man's, Salem, Scripps, Skidmore, Sweet 
Briar. Wells. Wheaton, and Wilson. 

Candidates should fill out the form 
below and mail before December 1 to 
Dr. Julia Gary, Dean of the Faculty, 
Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia 
30030, or telephone 404-373-3571, ext. 







Last degree- 

Present Occupation. 

□ Please send an application form. 

□ Please send more information about the program. 




October 10 — Deadline for class news for winter November 16 ■ 

Alumnae Quarterly 

October 21 — Atlanta Alumnae Club Meeting; November 20 - 

Speaker: Mrs. Marvin B. Perry, Jr. 

October 23 — St. Louis Area Alumnae Meeting December 1 - 

October 26 — Bus Trip to Washington, Wilkes 

October 27 — Cobb County Alumnae Club Meeting December 2 - 

October 28 — Decatur Alumnae Club Meeting; January 10 - 

Speaker: Dr. John Tumblin 

November 1 — Dalton Alumnae Club Meeting; January 12 - 

Speaker: Dr. Michael Brown 

November 4 — New York Alumnae Club Meeting January 15 - 

honoring Dr. Marvin B. Perry, Jr. 

November 6 — Toledo-Detroit Alumnae Club Lunch- 

- Young Atlanta Alumnae Club Meet- 
ing; Speaker: Mary Louise Rheay 
Delaware Valley Alumnae Club Meet- 
ing; Speaker: Dr. Mary Boney Sheats 
Deadline for returning applications for 
Administrative Intern Program 
Decatur Alumnae Club Meeting 
Deadline for entering Art Majors' 
Exhibition of Works 
Young Atlanta Alumnae Club Meet- 

Deadline for entry forms and fees for 
Golden Needle Award Festival 

Alumnae Tour 
To Hawaii 


Save eight days in early June to travel 
with the Alumnae Association to Hawaii 
in time for Kamehameha Day. Dr. 
Kwai Sing Chang, Professor of Bible 
and Religion, has helped plan the 
itinerary and will give two lectures in 
May on the history, customs, and re- 
ligions of Hawaii. 
A hui hou kakou. 

Back to College — 
Family Vacation 

The Alumnae Association announces 
Agnes Scott's first Alumnae College, a 
campus seminar on "The Family" June 
23-26, 1977. 

Tuition, room, and board for each 
person will be $75.00. Families will 
live in an air-conditioned dorm, eat in 
the College dining hall, have access to 
the library and other College facilities. 

Registration will begin at suppertime 
Thursday, June 23. Later that evening 
the keynote speaker will officially open 
the seminar by addressing the group in 
Gaines Chapel. There will be classes 
with lectures on Friday and Saturday 
mornings; graduate students will assist 
in conducting workshops both after- 

Children will be supervised in campus 
recreation. For trips to Six Flags and 
Stone Mountain there will be an addi- 
tional charge. 

Families can study and play together 
in a college setting. And for this alum- 
nae event we have planned the perfect 
ending: a Sunday morning worship 
service in Gaines Chapel followed by 
Sunday dinner together in the College 
dining hall. 

Those who wish to commute from 
nearby cities may enroll for a $30.00 
fee. This amount will cover for one 
person the cost of lectures, workshops, 
and the midday meals Friday, Saturday, 
and Sunday. 

Agnes Scott Chairs 
Now Available 



(plus 4% Georgia Sales Tax) 

This price is for the chair only. The cus- 
tomer will also assume shipping charges. 

Send your check payable to: 

Agnes Scott Alumnae Association 

Agnes Scott College 

Decatur, Georgia 30030 

Your chair will be shipped freight collect 
from Boone, N. C. 




Laura Caldwell Edmonds, 

June 18, 1976. 


Elizabeth Wallis Shippen 
McWhorter, October 10, 1976. 
ElUe Mae Archibald, 1973. 


Margaret McCallie, May 24, 



Lucy Marian Reagan Redwine, 

May 12, 1976. 


Katherine Brown 

Rhetta Evers Fund Stelling, 

March 15, 1976. 


Lucy Marian Reagan Redwine, 
mother of Jeanne Redwine 


Mrs. Morton Hutchens, mother 
of Eleanor Hutchens. 


Jane Coffer Buckley, November 

11, 1975. 


Dr. Lewis Townsend, husband 
of Mary Carr Townsend, 1976. 


Valeria Virginia Brown Lee, 

May 7, 1976. 

Mrs. Morton Hutchens, mother 

of Sue Hutchens Henson. 


Judge Early Stark, husband of 
Mary Hood Stark, June 20, 


Frances Marbut, June 26, 1976. 


Elizabeth Dawson Scofield, 

June 20, 1976 


Lucy Marian Reagan Redwine, 
mother of Martha Henrietta 
Redwine Roundtree. 


Mrs. Irving S. Bull, mother of 

Merield Bull Mitchel, January, 


Gertrude Lozier (Mrs. I. N., 

Sr.), mother of Gertrude Lozier 

Hutchinson, January 13, 1976. 


Mrs. J. A. Little, mother of 
Mary Beth Little Weston. 


Mrs. J. A. Little, mother of 
Norah Anne Little Green. 


Harriette MitcheU Walker, May 

19, 1976. 


JuUa Curry, May 10, 1976. 


George Archer, father of Nell 
Archer Conglon, 1974. 
Elizabeth Dawson Scofield, 
mother of Evelyn Scofield 
Rowland, June 20, 1976. 


Margaret Hodge, sister of 
Glenn Hodge, June, 1976. 


Nominate Alumnae Association Officers Now 




October, 1976 

Dear Alumnae : 

The Nominating Committee of the Agnes Scott Alumnae Associa- 
tion would welcome any suggestions you might have as to possible 
nominees for the offices listed below. Please indicate for each 
nominee the qualifications and any biographical information which 
would be helpful to the Committee. 

These offices carry two-year terms beginning July 1, 1977. 
Elections will be held at the Annual Meeting April 30, 1977. 

Please return your signed nomination sheet by the deadline 
dated December 1, 1976, to: 

Mrs. Joseph W. Satterwaite, Nominations Chairman, 
c/o Alumnae Office, Agnes Scott College, 
Decatur, Georgia 30030 


tdtvJ J'TtuJcA. sJalCAzA.u>ou^ ^6 

chairman. Nominations Committee 

The Vice President serves as leader and re- 
source person for clubs, projects, and other 
activities of her region. (Nominee for Region 
I must be from Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, 
Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hamp- 
shire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsyl- 
vania, Rhode Island, Vermont, or Wisconsin. 
Nominee for Region II must be from Indiana, 
Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, South 
Carolina, Virginia, Washington, D.C., or West 

The Treasurer is responsible for handling and 
collecting funds not otherwise provided for by 
the College or the Alumnae Office. She is re- 
sponsible for receiving and disbursing project 
funds which come to the Alumnae Association. 
She is responsible for collecting money for the 
luncheon on Alumnae Weekend, appointing 
such helpers as she deems necessary to do the 

The Career Advisory Chairman assists the Col- 
lege Career Planning Office in setting up a 
helpful program in career guidance using as 
resource persons the large group of qualified 
alumnae in various fields of interest. 

The Education Chairman works with the Di- 
rector of Alumnae Affairs on programs of 
interest for continuing education. 

The House Chairman serves as resource person 
in decoration and management for the Alum- 
nae Guest House. Her advice and assistance in 
keeping the property adequately maintained 
and attractive is desirable. 

The Nominations Chairman appoints a com- 
mittee to present a slate of officers for ap- 
proval of the Executive Board and election at 
the Annual Meeting. 

For Alumnae Association Officers, I nominate the following: 

Vice President, Region I 

Vice President, Region II 


Career Advisory Chairman 

Education Chairman 

House Chairman 

Nominations Chairman 


The Golden Needle Festival 
— More Discussion 

When I read Frances Wilson Hurst's 
remarks about the Golden Needle 
Festival. I thought "Amen." For I'd 
had the same negative reaction when it 
was first publicized. I cringed at the 
crinoline associations of the words, was 
embarrassed to see the name of Agnes 
Scott linked with a pastime perhaps 
popular in her Institute days but hardly 
today. The "golden" age when women 
had little else but needlework to do in 
their leisure time had lost its luster 
for today's women caught up in the 
e.xcitement of the myriad vocations 
and avocations opening up for them. A 
good public image of the alumnae of 
a woman's college — an image already 
distorted by sexist notions — the needle- 
work contest was not. 

Then I bethought mc of a brief time 
in my life when crocheting during a 
period of convalescence proved to be 
an unsuspected source of quiet pleasure; 
of my surprise in learning in the mu- 
seums of Europe that stitchcry is a 
legitimate art form; of my appreciation 
of the Bayeux tapestry which, though 
centered in the story it unfolds, was 
dependent on needlework to tell that 

Also, the festival did raise money for 
the College, and through the efforts of 
a sizeable number who do enjoy plying 
the needle. 

We can think on these things, those 
of us whose tastes run to more vigorous 
physical or mental activities. 

Helen Ridley Hartley '29 
Boca Raton, Florida 

... I WAS IMPRESSED by the emphasis 
on creativity, believing the festival 
would be a show of original needle- 
work pieces created by thinking in- 
dividuals. My disappointment came, 
however, when I read the categories for 
judging. Awards were to be given for 
needlework done from kits and com- 

mercial designs. Where is the thought. 
the creativity, in following instructions 
of another person? What professor at 
Agnes Scott would give a passing grade 
for copying someone else's work? 

... I had great enthusiasm for a 
progressive show that would allow 
others to see that Agnes Scott is also 
progressive. I had hoped that the 
G.N.A.F. would give a view of the 
creative original needlework done to- 
day — surface stitchcry, applique, can- 
vas work. etc. 

. . . There is no reason why needle- 
work should not be included in more 
American college art department cur- 
riculums as a creative art. I would 
have enjoyed a class in creative needle- 
work at Agnes Scott, for I am sorry 
I only discovered creative needlework 
three years ago. Interest from the art 
department in needlework and the 
G.N.A.F. could be sparked by having 
our art professors comment on this 
festival of fine arts and by having one 
of them serve as a judge for the next 
festival. Why shouldn't we continue to 
grow with the help of their expertise? 

. . . Mv hope for future festivals is 
that the\' continue to make money, in- 
volve people, but also project the image 
of Agnes Scott as nurturer of "MORE 
creative thinkers." 

Frances Folk Zygmont '71 
Bethesda, Maryland 

Since my friend, Julia Weathers 
Wynne '49 knew of my interest in the 
Golden Needle Award Festival, she 
showed me the letters in her Alumnae 
Quarterly. As I read, two questions 
came to mind. First, how many en- 
trants were Agnes Scott alumnae? This 
was open to the public, and I suspect 
that only a small percentage was done 
by Agnes Scott women. This is good 
in that the name and purpose of the 
school was heard by people who might 
not otherwise be aware of the ex- 
cellent educational facility that it is. 
Second, why didn't my own alumnae 

club come up with the idea first? My 
•Alma Mater could use the money and 
publicity you received from this project. 
I enjoyed seeing how creatively men, 
women and children from all walks of 
life have used their leisure time. How- 
ever, the thing I like best about it is 
the golden needle I won for my rug 
in the commercial design category. I 
love it. Thanks! 

Margaret Duckworth Sewell 
(Mrs. Roy B., Jr.) 
Bremen. Georgia 

Though more letters about the 
Golden Needle Award Festival, pro and 
con. shower the Alumnae Office, the 
Quarterly cannot devote more space to 
the topic. The editors emphasize that 
the Festival is not part of the academic 
area of the College; rather, it is a fund- 
raising project sponsored in good taste 
by loyal and talented alumnae of the 
Atlanta Club with the assistance of all 
the other local clubs. And we urge 
alumnae everywhere to seek entrants 
for the Festival as well as to support 
all other fund-raising efforts for Agnes 
Scott College. To learn of other alum- 
nae projects see pages 37 and 38. V.B.M. 

Would Like to Come Back 

The Quarterly came yesterday and 
. . . the best thing in it for me was the 
photograph of Miss Margaret Phythian. 
I loved her the best of all the teachers 
I had. . . . The older I get the greater 
becomes my appreciation for Agnes 

... I particularly enjoyed the article 
"Bible and Religion." ... I wish I were 
closer and could enroll in some courses. 

Clara Morrison Backer '35 
El Paso, Texas 


From the Director 

Virginia Brown McKenzie 47 

New Staff Appointments 

With the approval of the President 
of the College and the Executive Board 
of the Alumnae Association, I am 
happy to annovmce some new appoint- 
ments in the Alumnae Office. 

Betty Medlock Lackey '42. who has 
been Coordinator for Services to Clubs, 
is now Associate Director and will be 
a full-time member of our staff. She 
will assist in all areas of alumnae work 
but will continue her prime concern 
toward alumnae clubs and regional 

Before she began working part-time 
in the Alumnae Office nineteen months 
ago. Betty had been involved con- 
tinuously since graduation in some kind 
of volunteer work for the Alumnae 
Association. She has been an active 
member of the Decatur Club, having 
served as its president and on various 
committees through the years. For ten 
years she was treasurer of our national 
Alumnae Association. Those were the 

days before we received a budget from 
the College, and it was during her term 
of service that the annual giving pro- 
gram was initiated. 

In addition to her volunteer work for 
Agnes Scott College Betty has logged 
hours of service as a board member of 
the national Multiple Sclerosis Society 
and other civic associations. 

Professionally she was employed for 
ten years as executive assistant to a 
utility company chief. 

I first learned of her talents when 
she was a college student leader. Having 
won an academic scholarship to Agnes 
Scott from her high school. Betty con- 
tinued to be an achiever majoring in 
Latin and French. She was named to 
Eta Sigma Phi, honorary classics so- 
ciety, served as an officer in Christian 
Association, was day student repre- 
sentative on Student Council, and was 
elected secretary of Mortar Board. 

Need I say more? Betty is as artistic 

and gracious as she is intelligent and 
industrious, and it is with justifiable 
pride that I announce her promotion. 

Another alumna, a very new one, 
who has just joined our department is 
Assistant to the Director Peggie Miller 
Chamblee "76, who was president of 
the senior class last year. Phi Beta 
Kappa, and Dana Scholar among other 

We observed Peggie's organizing and 
leadership talents at our meetings with 
her last year and are pleased that we 
have lured her to our office. She will 
focus attention on alumnae-student re- 
lations, young alumnae activities, and 
our over-all organization by classes. 

With these competent additions to 
our staff we plan to engage Agnes Scott 
alumnae everywhere in a meaningful, 
rewarding relationship with the College. 
We have exciting plans for tours, con- 
tinuing education, club programs, and 

Betty Medlock Lackey '42 

Peggie Miller Chamblee '76 










Editor / Virginia Brown McKenzie "47 
Managing Editor/Jan Brisendine Funsten '76 
Class News Editor /Jennifer Driscoll '78 
Design Consultant / John Stuart McKenzie 


Director of Alumnae Affairs 

Virginia Brown McKenzie '47 

Associate Director 

Betty Medlock Lackey '42 

Assistant to the Director 

Jan Brisendine Funsten '76 


Frances Strother 

President / Mary Duckworth Gellerstedt '46 
Vice Presidents 

Region I / Cissie Spiro Aidinoff '51 

Region II / Margaret Ward Abernethy Martin '59 

Region III / Lou Pate Jones '39 
Secretary / Mary Jervis Hayes '67 
Treasurer / Lamar Lowe Connell '27 

Member / Council for Advancement and 
Support of Education. 

Published four times yearly: Fall, Winter, 
Spring, and Summer by Agnes Scott College, 
Decatur, Georgia. Second class postage 
paid at Decatur, Georgia 30030. 

Seeing Things As They Are 

Junior Year Abroad 

2 They Shake Our Air 

Sculptured Devices on Campus Buildings 

6 Departmental Update 

Department of Biology 

9 Estate and Gift Tax Reform 

10 Club News 

Decatur . . . Young Atlanta . . . Augusta . . . 
Atlanta . . . Barrow/Gwinnett/Newton . . . 
Cobb County . . . Columbia . . . Dalton . . . 
Delaware Valley . . . New York . . . Roanoke 
St. Louis. . .Shreveport. .. Toledo/Detroit 

14 Alumnae Council Report 

1 5 Washington/Wilkes Tour 

16 Alumnae Trip to Hawaii 

17 Class News 

1 8 Book Reviews 

20 Alumnae Calendar 

22 Report on Career Week 

23 Alumna Profile 

Betty Ann Gatewood Wylie '63 


Pages 2,3,4,5,6,7,8 — Bill Brimes: Pages 4,5 — 

Marty Lovvorn; Page 2 — Bill Holt: Page 11 — 

Urry Marchant; Page 12 - RICHLAND NORTHEAST: 

Page 19 - COCU. 

Junior Year Abroad 

Seeing Things as They Are 


One of the challenges of life at 
Agnes Scott may, paradoxically, involve 
a period of life away from Agnes Scott. 
For those of us who choose to partici- 
pate in Agnes Scott's Junior Year 
Abroad program, the challenge does 
not end with the nine months we spend 
in a foreign country, but extends into 
the next year as we find ourselves back 
in an environment that is at once fa- 
miliar and very unfamiliar. With so 
many new faces and names to learn, so 
many old friends to become comforta- 
ble with again, so many memories of 
"life abroad" to shelter and to share, 
it is yet another opportunity for learn- 
ing that Agnes Scott offers. 

I had the good fortune to spend my 
junior year at the University of Exeter 
in Exeter, England, and to study Eng- 
lish literature under the professors there. 
The chain of events leading up to my 
arrival in Exeter was not uncomplicated. 
Unlike some colleges, Agnes Scott has 
no exchange program with foreign uni- 
versities, nor does an Agnes Scott pro- 
fessor accompany his students as is 
sometimes the case with other setups. 
Instead, the student who expresses in- 
terest in the idea of study abroad, and 
whose academic record is approved 
by the Committee on Academic Affairs, 
has the freedom to apply where she 
will. This involves some research, a 
great deal of letter-writing, and a bit of 
good luck, but the result is a very per- 
sonalized and satisfying program. 

I chose the University of Exeter both 
on the reputation of its English courses 
and because its location in the south- 
west of England seemed to offer what 
I considered an ideal climate (i.e., 
warm). Nothing, however, had pre- 
pared me for the perennially-green 
beauty of the Devon hills or the ever- 
changing pageantry of the Devon skies. 
The University, perched as it was on 
one of the highest hills, had breath- 
taking views no matter what the weather. 
I soon decided that the combination of a 
Dickens course, taught in a beautifully- 
modulated British voice, with the view 
out the classroom window had to be 
one of life's ideal situations. 

My own day-to-day living situation 
was interesting rather than ideal. Be- 

cause of a lack of space in the Uni- 
versity's residence halls, I was placed 
with a young family in the city. Here I 
had a tiny unheated room on the 
second-floor landing, where I learned 
to study in bed, fully-dressed, for 
warmth. I took my meals with my fam- 
ily, played with the baby, and walked 
the mile or so to class each day. After 
Christmas break I moved into one of 
the residence halls nearer the Univer- 
sity, where I stayed a good deal warmer 
("warm" in England still not being 
quite the same as "warm" in Georgia) 
and could mix more easily with the 
other students. Most of these, of course, 
were English, but there was quite a 
sizeable population of international stu- 
dents — Germans, Orientals, Norwe- 
gians and Americans. 

The year — like all years, whether 
spent in England or at Agnes Scott — 
was not completely happy or easy. There 
were times of homesickness, times of 
frustration when we boarded the wrong 
train to London or missed the last bus 
after a party or had a week without 
a single letter from "over there." Still, 
the opportunities for positive expe- 
riences were great. Among other things, 
I learned English folk dance in Wells, 
sat on top of Cheddar Gorge, saw 
King Arthur's grave at Glastonbury, 
and walked along the streets of London. 
There was the six weeks' tour of 
Europe that I took at Christmas, 
backpacking with friends through Hol- 
land. Germany, Switzerland, Austria, 
and Greece, and the quiet strolls I took 
through the ancient cathedral at Exeter. 
I spent the sprina term in my own flat 
(SI 0.00 a week for three rooms, elec- 
tricity, and telephone) and learned to 
cook, buy groceries in the market, and 
tangle with household disasters; I was 
"adopted" by the family next door and 
found that cultural barriers disappeared 
quickly over a cup of tea. I studied 
Dickens. Austen, D. H. Lawrence, and 
Hardy, wrote my best poems, learned 
to think more creatively. I soon agreed 
with Samuel Johnson that "the use of 
travelling is to regulate imagination by 
reality, and instead of thinking how 
things may be, to see them as they are." 

I have found recently that my travel- 

t,iien consults Dr. Pepperdene. 

ling did not end when I arrived back in 
America. Here at Agnes Scott, I am still 
travelling, both physically and emotion- 
ally. I have found the close relationship 
between Scott's professors and students 
to be comforting and enjoyable, unlike 
the more formal English attitudes. I am 
glad to be back with people who under- 
stand my colloquialisms, my back- 
ground, my jokes and stories; I am 
happy to be eating American food 
again, which I find — institutionalized 
or not — to be infinitely better than 
most English food. The magnolias on 
the Agnes Scott campus have never 
been more beautiful, nor the lights of 
Atlanta more exciting. 

Still, there are times when I dream 
I am back in Exeter. I long to hear a 
British accent, drink some "real" tea, 
sit in the Long Lounge at the University 
and read week-old American papers. I 
miss the trains, which made travel so 
easy, and the pleasures of my daily 
walks to town; I sometimes miss the 
easy comaraderie of a large coed uni- 
versity and wish that I had more of the 
English unscheduled, self-disciplined 
academic life. I am a bit more solitary 
that I used to be, fidget at rules and 
regulations a bit more than before. Still, 
while it was good to have the oppor- 
tunity to study abroad, it is also good to 
be back where it all began. The true 
merit of my experiences will be proved 
bv the way in which I allow England 
to enhance Agnes Scott, and by the 
manner in which I continue to travel — 
physically, emotionally, and intellectu- 
ally — through all situations I find my- 
self in. To me, there can be no higher 
praise of the many learning opportuni- 
ties that Agnes Scott offers than to say 
that I am learning to travel, and travel 
well, because of them. ▲ 

Doves ensconced in crown molding of Bullrick lobby promise green new world. 

Sfjdke Our Air 


Pelican nestled between Buttrick doors 
symbolizes religious charity. 

Lightly, lightly hangs over our 
heads! Eagles, doves, and owls soar 
tnotionlessly over Agnes Scott College, 
whether we, alumnae, students, and vis- 
itors, are conscious of them or not. 
Insignia, coats of arms, and devices en- 
rich entrances, oriels, and walls of 
many buildings on campus. 

Like the birds on the beams in 
Buttrick lobby, these visions and poetry 
in stone, wood, and metal wait petrified 
in time until their full symbolic rich- 
ness fills our lives. Appropriately to 
their aura of mystery, local birdwatch- 
ers seem not to know quite how to 
identify those Buttrick flocks. Each bird 
carries a twig in its beak, as if return- 
ing to the Ark with the promise of a 
greening new world after the Flood. 
Dove, quail, pigeon, or whatever, the 
birds seem to hover until the proper 
moment to come down and enlighten, 
warm, and lift our spirits to soar with 
them to probe the unknown, shake the 
known, and set them both right. Like 
thoughts eluding words but leading 
tantalizingly onward, they resemble the 
birds in these verses; 

They perch along the blade of the 

church's roof; 
Only breezes give their rockers 

muscle — 
Always waiting, silent and aloof. 
Except for forays to the city's 


They languished in Capernaum's 

And sold two for a farthing. 

Struggling higher. 
Their wings were carved into the 

stony face 
Of great cathedrals for men to 


Freed once more, they space 

themselves together. 
Through no intent to keep the 

church top pearled. 
But hovering to scout for proper 

To shake the air above a creeping 

world. (J.O.G.) 

Yet, like most winged creatures, they 
must sometimes forage on the ground. 
Buttrick's birds have had their share of 

"'Jree^once more, ttjeu wacettjcmfem toqettjer. 


earthy jokes made about them. Accord- 
ing to Dr. W. Edward McNair, Associ- 
ate Professor of English and Director 
of Public Relations, the birds were 
labelled as pigeons in the fifties and 
sixties. This was because more corpo- 
real pigeons nested over the doors of 
Buttrick, and people hardly dared 
to step outside. Long since routed, "the 
pigeons" have relapsed into their orig- 
inal esoteric state, where they exude 
only mystery. 

Many devices other than birds hang 
suspended over us by wires of light. 
Dominating all is the Agnes Scott seal, 
a theme recurring in varied forms. 
Used in 1893. and changed slightly 
over the years, it appears on the 
facade of Buttrick on a shield as an 
open book, surmounted by a torch and 
stretched between keys, with A. S. 
worked into the top. Also between the 
arches of the doors, the book and star 
are mounted on a mandorla over a 
pelican. The open book is the focal 
point of the glass windows over Mur- 
phey Candler entrance and above the 
central doors to Gaines Chapel. The 
seal flanks the masonry entrance to the 

Jeanne Osborne Gibbs '42 has written 
some 200 published poems, featured in 
state, national, and international publi- 
cations. Awards for her work include 
the Eunice Thomson Memorial Prize 
of the Poetry Society of Georgia. 

college grounds on East College Ave- 
nue, symbolically lit by torches on the 
four columns. It is depicted on a bas- 
relief pedestal in the foyer of Evans 
Dining Hall. The book and A. S. ap- 
pears on each side of the McCain 
Library entrance. Also in the recessed 
pediment over the doors the horn of a 
unicorn holds the seal on either side 
with the added thought, "Nutrimentum 
Spiritus" — nourishment of the spirit. 

The version of the seal which has 
most captured the attention of President 
Marvin B. Perry, Jr., stands above the 
fireplace in the library, not encircled 
bv a shield and with the college motto 
below it: "In fide vcstra virtutem; in 
virtute autem scientiam." This is II 
Peter 1:5: "...add to your faith vir- 
tue; and to virtue knowledge." 

Just as the seal embodies elements of 
the Agnes Scott ideal, so lion, amoeba, 
winged shoe, and lyre are representative 
of other emblems, which may be 
roughly classified according to the four 
parts of the Agnes Scott ideal: religious 
faith, intellectual attainment, physical 
fitness, and personality development. 
This ideal was formulated by the 
founders in the early days of the Insti- 
tute and revised in 1925, according to 
Dr. James Ross McCain, second presi- 
dent, in his college history. And indeed 
these aims can motivate all the reaches 
of human life and growth. 

The ideal of religious faith, stressing 
the childlike and not the childish, is 
clearly symbolized in the Christian star 
and the six-pointed Star of David above 
the Gaines Chapel doors. What better 
symbol of the Christian faith could 
there be than the star? It shines through 
the creation in the book of Job. stands 
over the manger at the birth of Christ, 
and jewels the book of Revelation. 

The Star of David, also called the 
Star of Creation, though not used as a 
Jewish emblem prior to the third cen- 
tury A. D., was a compound Trinitarian 
svmbol. According to tradition, David's 
shield was of this shape, and Solomon 
was said to have worked miracles with 
a hexagon. The eight-pointed mosaic 
star within an eight-pointed star in the 
ceiling of Presser lobby is called a Star 
of Baptism or Star of Regeneration, 
because the number eight is symbolic of 
rebirth. According to Bishop Durandus 
of the thirteenth century, as seven days 

were used by God in creation, the 
eighth day was significant of "the' new 
creation," or regeneration. 

A detailed Christian device appears 
on the pediment over doors in the foyer 
of Evans Dining Hall. A shield, flanked 
by a kneeling man and woman, is 
decorated with a sword in the shape of 
a cross and drops of blood, representing 
the passion of Christ. According to 
Z. A. Snipes, a young architect with 
the firm Logan and Williams, at the 
time Evans was built, the cross was 
here used as a weapon to conquer the 
non-Christian world. Perhaps this was 
a medieval attitude stemming from the 
era of the Crusades. A poignant mod- 
ern counterpart is seen in the life of 
Fritz P. Zimmer, a sculptor who made 
clay models for the emblems in Evans 
and in many of the other buildings on 
campus. Having come to the United 
States from Germany in 1928, at the 
time of World War II, he was viewed 
with suspicion and somewhat ostracized 
by the communty. He was befriended 
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Dramatic variation of the traditional 
College seal stands above Library fire- 

'^Oj Sijdk Our/^ir 

^^^ (continued) 

by the late Robert B. Logan, the archi- 
tect who designed many insignia. Mor- 
ris A. Hall, also with the firm, drew 
working drawings from which Mr. 
Zimmer made his models. These were 
in turn sent to craftsmen in Indiana, 
who carved them into the limestone 
that we know. These anonymous work- 
men are reminiscent of those who built 
the Parthenon and the great cathedrals 
of Europe, described in Anderson M. 
Scruggs' poem, "Glory to Them:" 

Glory to them, the toilers of the 

Who wrought with knotted hands, 
in wood and stone. 

Dreams their unlettered minds 
could not give birth 

And symmetries their souls had 
never known. 
Another distinctly Christian concept 
takes shape in the pelican between the 
entrance doors of Buttrick. According 
to the Bestiary, a natural history book 
popular in the Middle Ages, the Pelican 
in her Piety slew her importunate 
young and then restored them to life 
with blood from her own wounded 
breast. This represented man's redemp- 
tion from the Fall through the blood of 
the Redeemer. 

Confronted eagles over the entrance 
arch of Buttrick, on the East side of 
Campbell, and on the front of Evans are 
suggestive not only of the zoological 
creation but of the Gospel according to 

Confronted eagles guarding Buttrick, 
Campbell, and Evans denote keenness 
of vision, grace, strength, and power. 

St. John, the writer of which was the 
messenger of the soaring Word of God. 
The eagles on Campbell grasp a writh- 
ing snake in their talons, perhaps 
thereby symbolizing the crushing of 
evil and temptation. The Gospel ac- 
cording to St. Mark begins with the 
voice of the lion roaring in the desert, 
"Prepare ye the way of the Lord." So 
Mark's symbol is the lion, portrayed to 
the left of the intricate coat of arms on 
the facade of Evans and in vigorous 
grace on either side of the west end of 

Two doves alight on opposing turrets 
on the west side of Presser and on the 
sword and shield in the foyer of Evans, 
represent the Holy Spirit, source of wis- 
dom, truth, and comfort. Also, as 
images of innocence and constancy, 
thev picture Christian souls. 

The Library interior above the desk 
and catalogue section abounds in object 
portrayals among such trenchant say- 
ings as, "The fear of the Lord; that is 
wisdom," and "The truth shall make 
you free." Among printers' marks are 
an anchor and cross combination and 
two fish and an anchor. Found in the 
Catacombs, the anchor was used by the 
early Christians as an allegorical form 
of the cross, meaning hope and safety. 
The Greek word for fish, ichthus. can be 
made into an acrostic meaning Jesus 
Christ, God's Son, Savior. One of the 
fish twined about the anchor resembles 
a dolphin, which often represented the 
great fish in the story of Jonah and so 
was a symbol of resurrection and sal- 

Tudor roses and fleur-de-lis are 
frozen in delicate curves in and on 
m-inv bui'dings on campus, notably 
above recessed windows on the north 
side of Buttrick. The devotion of the 
Middle Ages to the Virgin Mary linked 
her name with the rose, the five petals 
of which were seen as the five joys of 
Mary. The rose also symbolized the 
wounds of Christ and, as the Christian 
rose — the nativity. It was an emblem 
of the Tudor sovereigns of England, 
who reigned from 1485-1603. The 
fleur-de-lis, a heraldic device of the 
Middle Ages, was associated with the 
royal house of France from the twelfth 

century until the Revolution of 1830. It 
symbolized also the purity of the 
Virgin Mary and the Holy Trinity. 

Added to the symbols of religious 
faith are representations of intellectual 
attainment. The artists and architects 
did not neglect to put this goal in 
visible form on the college buildings, 
which contain as many worlds as there 
are pairs of eyes. 

The owl is found in several places 
on campus, fittingly because it sym- 
bolizes wisdom and solitude, without 
which one cannot get wisdom. It 
perches in big-eyed solemnity above the 
windows at the front entrance of 
Buttrick and doubled, above the in- 
tricate coat of arms at the front of 
Evans. Associated with Athene, the 
goddess who personified wisdom in 
ancient Greece, it is found on the re- 
verse of coins bearing her image. 

The John Bulow Campbell Science 
Hall displays that gorgeous irregularity 
that rescues art from placidity. The 
eight round panels dramatizing mitosis, 
or cell division, contain a minor error 
in numbers two and three. It came 
about in a world where scientific 
progress is so rapid that today's doubt 
is tomorrow's fact. Dr. Josephine Bridg- 
man. Professor of Biology Emeritus, 
suggested mitosis as a fitting decoration 
for the entrance of the new science 
building of 1951. Mr. Logan, the archi- 
tect, looked up the illustrations in a 
biology book since updated. Later, ac- 
cording to Nancy Groseclose. Dana 
Professor of Biology, a visiting biologist 
observed that in the cell division shown, 
the chromatin should not be in one 
continuous coil, because the chromo- 
somes never lose their identity. 

Buttrick, with its classrooms and 

The owl is found in several places on 
campus, fittingly because it is identi- 
fied with wisdom. 

Panels over Ctmtphell entrance dra- 
malicully depict mitosis. 

Gymna.siiim hears image of Hermes 
and winged shoe. 

offices, flies appropriate emblems on 
both sides. Above the arch of the west 
side is a tri-panel depiction of a lyre, 
a book and crossed quills, and a palette 
and brushes — representing the liberal 
arts of music, literature, and art. On 
the east oriel is a contour with scales, 
retort, test tubes, and beaker, illumi- 
nated by stone torches, the symbols of 
knowledge. Below a window is a meta- 
phor from Plato's Republic. According 
to Elizabeth Gould Zenn, Professor of 
Classical Languages and Literatures, a 
runner in a relay race in ancient Greece 
carried a torch, passing it at the end 
of his course to the next runner. In 
this context, the quotation reads, 
"Having torches, they pass them to one 

The library is a storehouse as full of 
learning as the acorns stored up by 
squirrels depicted over the fireplace. 
"Read not the times; read the eterni- 
ties." "Read, mark, learn, and inwardly 
digest." "Beholding the bright counte- 
nance of truth in the quiet and still air 
of delightful studies." Epigrams such as 
these are blueprints of such concrete 
objects here as grapes, the cycle of 
human life: the tree of life, widespread 

throughout the East before the time of 
Christ; and frogs, the things of the 

The world and the physical body 
were not forgotten in the Agnes Scott 
ideal. Above the door to the Bucher 
Scott Gymnasium is a helmetcd head 
with a winged shoe on a shield below it. 
Hermes, a deity in Greek mythology, 
was credited with the invention of gym- 
nastics as well as music, mathematics, 
and astronomy. As the Roman god, 
Mercury, he was the deity of merchants 
and commerce and travelled with a hat, 
or petasos, a staff, or caduceus, and 
winged sandals. He supposedly presided 
over gymnastic games. 

Physical fitness is also called to mind 
by Latin words on an Evans interior 
coat of arms: "Retine et abstine" ^ — 
retain and abstain. Also in the dining 
hall are the words from Shakespeare's 
Macbeth: "Now good digestion wait on 
appetite and health on both." Another 
coat of arms in the dining hall is a 
combination of bird, crown, portcullis, 
and motto, "Jour de ma vie" — day of 
my life. The portcullis, a grating raised 
and lowered in the gateway of a me- 
dieval fortress, symbolized defense, 
protection, and security. Mrs. Evans, 
trustee from 1949-1953, and donor, 
was fond of heraldic devices, and Mr. 
Logan, a sculptor at heart, was inven- 
tive in combining a conglomerate of 
good symbols into a pleasing work of 
art in the Gothic style, which he 

The fourth Agnes Scott ideal, rather 
indefinable, includes development of 
personalities with charm, poise, dignity, 
sincerity, and simplicity and is more 
than the sum of the other three. 

Many of the insignia in Presser Hall 
seem to draw music out of the very 
air. "Music does all our joys refine," 
and "God said, 'A praise is in mine 
ear.' " The letters in wood greet the 
opener of the west doors. Above the 
arch of the east lobby are two young 
women playing the lyre. Terpsichore, 
the muse of choral poetry and the 
dance, is often portrayed with the lyre. 
On the west side are two young women 
with organ pipes, sounding the inaudi- 
ble music of their life forces. Above the 
eastern doors is a wood carving of 
cherubim, one playing a flute, one 
blowing a horn. 

Mr. Logan, the lover of the Gothic, 
made an innovation of his own in de- 
signing women instead of gargoyles for 
Evans, and, according to Mrs. Logan, 
delighted in doing so. Thinking the 

human body the supreme work of art, 
he had designed the young women, 
sitting-kneeling around the four round 
windows at the sides of Evans, to be 
nude from the waist up. "When Dr. 
McCain saw that," recalls Mrs. Logan, 
"he ordered clothes to be put on those 
girls at once." They appear now to be 
ilraped with graceful veils. 

Circles, the symbols of eternity, seem 
to round out all the ideals, as they ap- 
pear in the tracery at the top of Evans' 
huge window. Mr. Snipes coordinated 
the limestone tracery and the concrete 
arches, a very precise and delicate job, 
inasmuch as the Indiana stonecutters 
"worked to close tolerances." The draw- 
ings for half of the arch tracery, from 
spring line to crown, came in a roll 
eight or nine inches in diameter. "Our 
office had no area big enough to lay it 
out," he recalls, "so we had to rent a 
hall in the restaurant next door." Asked 
about the significance of the squirrels 
above Evans entrance, he replied that 
from an artistic viewpoint, the agile 
animals have a graceful shape with 
which to work. 

As elusive as the fourth ideal, dozens 
of symbols fly over us night and day, 
year in and year out, comprehending 
an infinite variety of meanings and 
relationships. A Midsummer Night's 
Dream states something of this magic: 
". . . and, as imagination bodies forth 
the forms of things unknown, the poet's 
pen for sculptor's chisel] turns them to 
shapes, and gives to airy nothing a local 
habitation and a name. . . . ' However, 
like dreams scarcely remembered, we 
cannot completely define them. A uni- 
verse of history and mystery hangs over 
our heads like stars. Their light is un- 
reachable and unfathomable, but to- 
ward it we move and stretch and yearn. 


Tri-panel hears lyre, honk and crossed 
quills, and palette and brushes, illus- 
trating; music, literature, and art. 


Departmental Update: 




The 1912 Agnes Scott Bulletin car- 
ries the name of Miss Gertrude Savin 
as Professor of Biology and Geology. 
In the Silhouette of 1915 she was said 
to "masquerade biological wisdom un- 
der youngish appearance." Miss Sevin 
taught at Agnes Scott from 1911 to 
1915. The following note is a direct 
quotation from a letter received from 
her in September, 1976: "In order to 
achieve rating as an A 1 college Agnes 
Scott was required to divide its then 
General Science Department into sepa- 
rate Departments of Biology. Chemis- 
try, and Physics. It was my challenge 
to establish and develop the Depart- 
ment of Biology." The courses listed in 
the 1912-1913 catalogue are Physiol- 
ogy, General Biology, General Botany, 
General Zoology, Comparative Anat- 

omy of Vertebrates, Technique, Histol- 
ogy and Embryology. The 1913-1914 
catalogue carries additional courses: 
Invertebrate Zoology, Plant Anatomy, 
Plant Physiology and Microbiology. 
Three courses in geology were offered. 
Little wonder that Miss Sevin states, 
"After four strenuous years I requested 
a leave of absence and returned to 
Syracuse to complete work for a mas- 
ter's degree."' 

In 1916-1917 Ruth J. Stocking, 
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins, was Acting Pro- 
fessor of Biology. In 1916-1917 Helen 
Bourguin, A.B., M.S., Colorado College 
and the University of Chicago, was 
named Professor of Biology, and Isabel 

1 Miss Sevin still resides in her home town of 
Erie. Pa. Following a six-year teaching tenure 
at Adelphi College, she took over the family 
art store in Erie. 

Dr. Simpson, who teaches advanced invertebrate 
zoology, shows student shells collected by alumna 
Betty Lou Houck Smith '35. 

Dr. Bowden teaches microbiol- 
ogy and cellular physiology. 

Dew, Undergraduate Assistant in Biol- 
ogy. Evolution and Heredity and Plant 
Ecology were the two new courses 
offered. The following year, Patsey 
Lupo, B.A., Mt. Holyoke, became In- 
structor in Biology and Chemistry; 
Experimental Physiology was added to 
the list of courses in biology. 

Mary Stuart MacDougall, B.A., M.S., 
Randolph-Macon Woman's College and 
the University of Chicago, came to 
Agnes Scott in 1919 as Professor of 
Biology. Miss Lupo continued as In- 
structor. A course in Local Flora was 
offered for the first time in the spring 
of 1920. 

Another Mt. Holyoke graduate, Julia 
Rothermel, was Instructor for the 1920- 
1921 session: Fannie McCaa and Ruth 
Pirkle were undergraduate assistants. 
Miss MacDougall was on leave from 
the College for the 1922-23 session and 
for part of the following year. Dr. 
Woolford Baker of Emory University 
served the department as Acting Profes- 
sor. The undergraduate assistants, 
McCaa and Pirkle, in turn received 
degrees and became Assistants. (Miss 
Pirkle was named Instructor in 1925. 
Later she received the master's degree 
from Emory University: she became 
an Assistant Professor and is so listed 
in the 1933-1934 catalogue. Ruth Pirkle 
Berkeley received an Nf.D. from Cor- 
nell Medical School in 1938.) 

Professor MacDougall returned to 
Agnes Scott in 1924 with the Ph.D. 
degree from Columbia University. 
Eugene Schofield Heath, B.A., M.A., 
Ohio Wesleyan and the University of 
Nebraska, was named Acting Associate 
Professor of Botany, and Alice Brown, 
B.A., Goucher, Assistant in Biology. 
About this time Willie W. Smith's name 
appeared in the catalogue, first, as an 
undergraduate assistant in biology; and 
later, as an undergraduate assistant in 
physics. Josephine Bridgman was an 
undergraduate assistant in the Library. 
These two ladies, last named, have 

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Dr. Grosedose is pictured yvith her vertebrate embryology class 
in the department's Josephine Bridgman Library. Miss Grosedose, 

department chairman, was named Charles A. Dana Professor of 
Biology in 1975. 

served their Alma Mater well as pro- 
fessional scientists. Dr. Bridgman be- 
came Chairman of the Biology Depart- 
ment at Agnes Scott following Dr. 
MacDoiigall's retirement in 1952 and 
served in that position until 1971. She 
retired in 1974." 

Dr. Evangeline Papageorge, who was 
an undergraduate assistant in 1927, has 
recently retired from Emory Univer- 
sity's School of Medicine. She was 
Executive Associate Dean, a position 
she held with distinction. Dr. Betty 
Fountain Gray, ASC Class of 1937, 
is currently Assistant Professor of Anat- 
omy, Emory University. Betty was one 
of the illustrators for MacDougall and 
Hegner's BIOLOGY, The .Science of 
Life, a popular textbook in the 1940's. 
She serves still as Chairman of the 
Mary Stuart MacDougall Museum 

3 Dr. Bridgman and her caim terrier, "Kirby." 
reside al 715 Kirk Road, Decatur Visit Miss B. 
when the azaleas are in bloom in her lovely 

3 Bill is Associate Professor of Biology at David- 
son. Bill's wife, Nancy (nee Glasure, ASC 
biology major, Class of 1957), writes ta.ry stories 
about children and their animal friends. We 
look forward to the publication of these stories. 

Helen Norwood Lammers, B.A., 
Central College, was Fellow in Biology, 
1928. Mrs. Lammers' son. Bill, was the 
recipient of the manuscript of "Miss 
Mac's" textbook.' 

Other people have served the de- 
partment well during the ensuing 
years,^ and alumnae have distinguished 
themselves and the College in personal 
and professional ways. In a count back 
over the past fifteen years there have 
been 145 graduates with majors in 
biologv. Among these are 10 M.D.'s, 15 
Ph.D.'s, and 25 masters' degrees (not 
including those preceding the doctor- 
ates). Would that this report could 
include a listing of all of the profes- 
sional and community services en- 
gaged in by these 145 majors and all of 
the other graduates since 1915! Miss 
Sevin met her challenge well. The pro- 
gram she established was conservatively 
basic; and so it has continued to be 
through these vears of its ongoing. 
Onlv up-datinc has been necessarv. Two 
courses required of our majors of 1977, 
Cytology and Cellular Physiology, have 

•Some of you knew Netta Gray and Leonard 

emerged since 1912. The compound 
light microscope has been supplemented 
by other forms. The old hand-driven 
iron centrifuge we still own is an in- 
teresting contrast to the electrically 
controlled refrigerated centrifuge pur- 
chased in 1974. The purchase of this 
centrifuge and other important pieces 
of equipment was made possible by a 
$50,000 grant from the Woodruff 
Foundation. The good fortune of this 
grant allows the department to feel up 
to date with our present equipment for 
in-depth studies in biology. 

The department now offers two sum- 
mer field courses: Desert Biology was 
given for the second time in the summer 
of 1976; Marine Biology will be given 
for the first time in the summer of 
1 977. These two courses will be offered 
in alternate years. A course in Animal 
Behavior will be given for the second 
time in the spring of the current year. 
The biology program includes a basic 
course. Introduction to the Biological 
Sciences, prerequisite to all other 
courses in the department; the entire 
staff assists with this course. TTien there 
is a botany survey course and a zoology 
(Continued on next page) 

Dr. Taylor instructs students in the general concepts course, which 
is prerequisite to all other biology courses. 

Dr. Wistrand describes chromosomes of fruit flies. 

Jasmine Choy, biology major from Hong Kong, dem- 
onstrates use of spectophotometer. Large cylinder in 
background is a Warburg apparatus. 



survey course. Other courses are: 
Ecology, Plant Taxonomy, Histology, 
Microbiology, Evolution, Genetics, 
Comparative Chordate Anatomy, Em- 
bryology, Invertebrate Zoology, Plant 
Physiology, Plant Diversity and Evolu- 
tion, and The Biology of Man, a seminar 
course open to junior and senior biology 
majors. Special Topics in Biology is 
a seminar course required of all senior 
biology majors. In the time allotted for 
this course we attempt to acquaint the 
majors with some of the professional 
areas open to them; also, each student 
makes a formal presentation of some 
topic she has researched. More than 
one staff member participates in this 
seminar. Course 410 allows individual 
students to make an intensive study of 
some area of biology not covered by a 
regularly scheduled course. Readings 
for this course and the preparation of 
a paper are under the supervision of a 
staff member. TTie independent study 
program is open to all students whose 
scholastic attainment and interests lead 
them to seek permission for independ- 
ent research under the direction of a 

An innovation of the fall of 1976 is 
the participation of senior biology 
major Sue Jinks of Panama City, 
Florida, in a program known as the 
Washington Semester in Science and 
Technology under the sponsorship of 
the National Institutes of Health. Sue 
and 13 other college students are study- 
ing the role of scientists in govern- 
mental policy making. She will return 
to Agnes Scott for the last two quarters 
of this session and be graduated in 

The biology staff at the present time 
numbers five, all of whom have com- 
pleted doctoral degrees: George E. 
Taylor, Jr., ASC since spring 1976 
(Emory University); Harry Wistrand, 
Assistant Professor, ASC since fall 
1974 (Arizona State University); 
Thomas E. Simpson, Associate Profes- 
sor, ASC since fall 1972 (Florida State 
University); Sandra T. Bowden, Asso- 
ciate Professor, ASC since fall 1968 
(University of North Carolina at 
Chapel Hill); Nancy P. Groseclose, 
Professor, ASC since fall 1947 (Uni- 
versity of Virginia). A 

Recently Enacted Laws 

Estate and Gift Tax Reform 

For millions of American families, 
the recently enacted estate and gift tax 
reforms present new opportunities to 
place the fruits of a lifetime's work be- 
yond the reach of the estate tax. Un- 
derlying the basic changes made in the 
way estates will be taxed is the fact 
that the time-tested methods of estate 
planning will continue to be the most 
effective way of minimizing the total 
tax paid on the death of both husband 
and wife. The basic planning that served 
well under the old law will continue to 
be valid under the new. 

The system has been substantially 
overhauled. The present separate struc- 
tures for estate and gift taxes have been 
merged into a unified system that will 
tax gifts on the same basis as transfers 
made at death. The former exemptions 
($60,000 estate tax and $30,000 gift 
tax) have been replaced by a unified 
credit which will gradually rise from 
$30,000 in 1977 to $47,000 in 1981. 
The credit will be equivalent to an 
exemption of $120,000 in 1977, in- 
creasing to $175,000 by 1981. The 
marital deduction will be enlarged from 
half of the adjusted gross estate to the 
greater of $250,000 or half the estate. 

Let's translate these legal changes 
into practical results for the estates of 
three different families. The first con- 
sists of assets amounting to $300,000; 
the second, $500,000; and the third, 
$1,000,000. In each example the hus- 
band is assumed to have died in 1981, 
with his wife surviving him by at least 
ten years. The examples also reflect 
the maximum credit for state death 

If our $300,000 estate owner's will 
were simply to leave his widow as out- 
right owner of all his assets, no federal 
estate tax would be due at his death. 
This results from the $250,000 marital 
deduction — no tax on assets up to that 
amount passing to a surviving spouse — 
and the fact that the tax on the re- 
maining $50,000 would be wiped out by 
the $47,000 credit. (Tax on $50,000 = 
$10,600 minus $47,000 credit = zero.) 
However, the entire $300,000 could be 
exposed, unnecessarily, to taxation on 
the wife's death, when it wouldn't be 
shielded by the marital deduction. This 
could result in a tax of $37,200 on her 

death. The $37,200 could be shielded 
from the estate tax collector if a two- 
trust will were used. This could be ac- 
complished by dividing the estate into 
a marital deduction trust and a residu- 
ary trust of $150,000 each. On hus- 
band's death the marital deduction trust 
would pass to the wife tax free, while 
the tax on the residuary trust would be 
absorbed by the $47,000 credit. On the 
wife's death only the marital deduction 
trust would be exposed to tax, and her 
$47,000 credit would offset the estate 
tax. The residuary trust would remain 
untaxed since it is not part of her 
taxable estate and would pass intact to 
other members of the family. Net re- 
sult with a two-trust will: a tax saving 
of $37,200. 

In the case of a $500,000 estate, an 
all-to-wife will would result in taxes of 
$21,400 on husband's estate and $92,- 
209 on wife's — a total of $113,609 
or more than 20% of the estate. But 
with a two-trust will, total taxes could 
be cut by over $70,000. For the $1,- 
000,000 estate, the total tax saving via 
the two-trust plan comes to $133,801. 
(In the case of an individual who dies 
during the phase-in period before 1981, 
the tax figures won't be quite so favor- 

The unification of gift and estate 
taxes into one schedule points to the 
advantage of annual gifts up to $3,000 
by an individual or to $6,000 by a mar- 
ried couple. The number of these gifts 
to different persons is not limited nor 
are they taxed normally. 

When a person's property passes at 
the time of her death, its basis for 
measuring future gain will be, in es- 
sence, "stepped up" to its value on 

December 31, 1976 (but not above its 
estate tax value when the owner dies). 

Thus all value appreciation between 
the time when the decedent acquired 
the property, up to the end of 1976, 
escapes the potential of being taxed as 
gain when it is sold by the estate or 

As to listed securities, the December 
31, 1976, value will be fixed by market 
quotations. As to other property, it 
will not be necessary to obtain an ap- 
praisal as of December 31, 1976. In- 
stead, the law provides, generally, for 
a determination of the overall increase 
in value from the time the property was 
acquired to the time of decedent's death. 
Then that total increase will be pro- 
rated to the period from acquisition to 
December 31, 1976, and added to her 
original cost or other basis. 

The upshot of this is that only such 
growth in value as takes place in 1977 
and after is vulnerable to gains tax at 
the time inherited property is sold. Gen- 
erally, therefore, it will be many years 
before the tax pinch of the carryover 
basis is felt. 

Records of actual acquisition costs 
must be retained for all assets; these 
are necessary for loss transactions and 
some gain transactions. Also it's neces- 
sary to record the date acquired, in the 
case of assets for which market quota- 
tions are not available. 

The holding period to qualify for 
capital gains will be increased from six 
months to nine months in 1977 and 12 
months in 1978. The amount of ordi- 
nary income against which capital losses 
can be deducted will increase from 
$1,000 to $2,000 in 1977 and $3,000 
in 1978. 

Agnes Scott College provides a wide 
range of booklets and other free ma- 
terial regarding income tax savings and 
estate planning. This information should 
assist you in your planning; however, 
you should consult your attorney as to 
its application in your own situation. 

You may obtain these helps by con- 
tacting the Development Office, Agnes 
Scott College, Decatur, Georgia 30030. 
The telephone number is (404) 373- 
2571. A 

Portions of this article are reprinted by 
permission of the Trust Company Bank. 

With the Clubs 

Associate Director Betty Lackey and Direc- 
tor Virginia McKenzie present Agnes Scott 
rocking chair to Decatur Club President 
Betty Mundy. 

Mary McConkey Reimer and Pattie Patterson Johnson read proof. 

Amateur photographer snaps a few of the Directory volunteers alphabetizing addresso- 
graphed cards. Left to right, Margery Moore Tappan, Louise Girardeau Cook, Elizabeth 
McEnlire, Betty Weinschenk Mundy, Emily Stead, Annie Johnson Sylvester. Directory 
volunteers not pictured are: Betty Jeanne Ellison Candler, Nancy Carter. Caroline 
McKinney Clarke, Lcnnar Lowe Council, Beth Jones Crahill, Mary Ben Wright Erwin, 
Pattie Patterson Johnson, Elizabeth Floding Morgan, Gene Slack Morse, Mary 
McConkey Reimer, Betty Wood Smith, Nancy Dodd Tomlinson. 


Members of the Decatur club have 
given many hours this fall toward the 
completion of the Agnes Scott Direc- 
tory, available to alumnae contributors. 
The endless chores of alphabetizing, 
proofing, checking, rechecking, and 
mailing have been done in the Alumnae 
Office by cheerful and tireless club 
members, supervised by club president, 
Betty Weinschenk Mundy '46. 

In addition to working on this project 
the club has enjoyed three regular 
meetings featuring President Marvin B. 
Perry, Jr., Dr. John Tumblin, professor 
of sociology and anthropology, and 
William Evans, instructor in the theatre 
at Agnes Scott. Other officers of the 
club are: Bella Wilson Lewis '34, first 
vice president/programs; Dorothy Travis 

Joyner '41, second vice president/ 
membership; and Eleanor Williams 
Knox '34, secretary-treasurer. 

Young Atlanta ^ugusta 

^^ Dr. Linda Lent2 

and Margaret Funderburk O'Neal '71, 
social chairman. 

The Young Atlanta Club sponsored 
two meetings this fall. On September 14 
a "Dialogue on the College" was pre- 
sented by President Marvin B. Perry, 
Jr., Dean of Students Martha Hunting- 
ton, and on November 16 a program 
on "Trends in Children's Literature" 
was presented by Mary Louise Rheay, 
director, Cobb County Library. Officers 
for the club are: Gayle Gellerstedt 
Daniel '71, president; Gayle Doyle 
Viehman '67, vice president/programs; 
Jenny Reid Pomeroy '70, vice presi- 
dent/projects; Tinsley Swann '73, secre- 
tary; Mary Gay Bankston '74, treasurer; 

Dr. Linda Lentz Woods, associate 
professor of English at Agnes Scott, was 
the guest speaker at the annual spring 
luncheon meeting of the Augusta Alum- 
nae Club. Dr. Woods, an alumna of the 
class of '62, spoke on the problems of 
lowered standards in elementary and 
high schools and the effect on an 
institution such as Agnes Scott. She 
emphasized the "great need to reflect 
on pure study and learning." 

Officers elected for the 1977-78 year 
are: Jacquelyn Murray Blanchard '57, 
president; Jane Weltch Milligan '61, 
vice president; and Louise Fortson Kin- 
strey '68, secretary-treasurer. 



El 1 IN Pi RRY was the guest speaker at 
the fall meeting of the Atlanta Alumnae 
Club at the home of Anne Equen 
Ballard '45. Club president Martha 
Arant Allgood '42 presented to Mrs. 
Perry a $2,500 check for the College. 
This sum was raised from the club's 
special project, the Golden Needle 
Award Festival, held in April, 1976. 
All clubs are invited to participate in 
the '77 Festival to be at Rich's, down- 
town Atlanta, February 23-26. Other 
officers of the club are: Ruby Rosser 
Davis "43, first vice president; Mary 
Ann Turner Edwards '45, second vice 
president; Scott Newell Newton '45, 
secretary; and Ethelyn Dyar Daniel 
'41, treasurer. 


An enthusiastic group of alumnae, 
led by Mary Alice Juhan '29, met May 
15, 1976, at the restored Female Semi- 
nary in Lawrenceville, Ga., to organize 
a club for alumnae in Barrow, Gwin- 
nett, and Newton counties. A nominat- 
ing committee presented a slate of 
officers, and the B.G.N. Club became 

At the second meeting in September 

Atlanta Agnes Scott Club PrcaiJeiu Martha Aruni Alli;i>od presents S2.500 check, pro- 
ceeds from second Golden Needle Award Festival, to ^^r.s. Perry. Also shown are left, 
Anne Equen Ballard, Ruby Rosser Davis, and Mary Ann Turner Edwards. 

the following officers were elected: 
Mary Alice Juhan '29, president; 
Rachel King '57, vice president and 
program chairman; Carolyn Alford 

Bcaty '55, recording secretary; Cecily 
Rudisill Langford '58, treasurer; Peggy 
Jordan Mayfield '56, projects chairman; 
Patricia Conner Tucker '57, communi- 
cations chairman; and Paula Hendricks 
Culbreth '71, hospitality chairman. 
Betty Medlock Lackey, Associate Di- 
rector of Alumnae Affairs, spoke about 
the College and the overall organization 
of the Alumnae Association. 

On November 20 the club enjoyed 
a program presented by Dr. Ted 
Mathews, associate professor of music 
at Agnes Scott, and the Madrigal Sing- 
ers. Dr. Mathews' talk included a slide 
show of the Glee Club's trip to Austria. 

^Pictured at recent B.G.N, meeting are, seated 
left to right, students Patty Tucker and Anna 
Bryan, alumnae Grace Anderson Bowers 
and Mary Alice Juhan, president: standing 
left to right, Madelaine Dunseith Alston, 
Eileen Graham McWhorter, Carolyn Alford 
Beaty, Harriet Stimson Davis, Margaret 
Smith Alexander, Kalherine Setze Home, 
Melinda Johnson McChesney, and Kay 
Parkerson O'Briant. 



Memye Curtis Tucker and Cobb County 
Club President Liza Roberts Leiter chat 
with Becky Davis Huber. 

Cobb County 

Fourteen members of the Cobb 
County Alumnae Club met for coffee 
and a brief business meeting on October 
27, 1976. Mary Duckworth Gellerstedt 
'46, national president of the Alumnae 
Association, was a special guest at the 
meeting. Eliza Roberts Leiter '61, presi- 
dent of the club, reports that the 
members enjoyed getting together, hear- 
ing about activities at the College, and 
finding out what other alumnae had 
been doing. 


The annual back to school Coke party 
for new and returning students from the 
Columbia area was sponsored by the 
Columbia, S. C, Club September 11 at 
the Quail Run Apartments Club House. 
Jackie Roundtree Andrews '57, presi- 
dent of the club, says the two '76 grad- 
uates, Eva Gantt and Ann Carpenter, 
were of special help to the current 
students at the party. 


Dr. Michael Brown, chairman of the 
Agnes Scott department of history and 
political science, presented to the Dal- 
ton Alumnae Club a slide show of the 
alumnae trip to England and Scotland, 
which he conducted this summer. 
Twenty members and guests enjoyed 
this November meeting at the home of 
Mary Manly Ryman '48. Newly elected 
officers for the year 1977-78 are Cindy 
Current Patterson '72, president; Mary 
Rogers Hardin '68, vice president; Mary 
Gene Sims Dykes '48, secretary; Ida 
Rogers Minor '55, treasurer. Alumnae 
admissions representatives are Mary 
Rogers Hardin '68, Carole Rogers Snell 
'59, and Hollis Smith Gregory '60. 

Delaware Vallej 

Bryn Mawr College's Wyndham 
House was the scene of a buffet lunch- 
eon and the fall meeting of the Dela- 
ware Valley Alumnae Club. Twenty- 
four alumnae gathered to hear the 
guest speaker, Dr. Mary Boney Sheats, 
chairman of the Agnes Scott depart- 
ment of Bible and religion. Those at- 
tending were: Johnetta Wright Mathyer, 
Acad., Patricia Gover Bitzer '58, Helen 
Sewell Johnson '57, Jeanne Heisley 
Adams '55, Melissa Stretch '75, Louise 
Huff '74, Lucy Maud Davis Harper '61, 
Caroline Reinero Kemmerer '54, Ann 
Hendry '69, Rose Ann Cleveland '75, 
Cindy Goldthwaite '74, Cornelia Hale 
Bryans '51, Inge Probstein '45, Nancy 
Jane Boothe Higgins '61, Angelyn 
Alford Bagwell '60, Margaret Murphy 

Milton and Mary Ryman welcome Dr. 
Michael Brown to November meeting of 
Dalton Club. 

Hunter '65, Karen Montgomery Crecely 
'66, Rachel Kennedy Lovythian '37; 
Mitzi Kiser Law '54, Modesta Hance 
Dalgliesh '42, Ruth Hunt Morris Ferrel! 
'49, Virginia Drew Blankner Patterson 
'58, Molly Snead Henry '64, and 
Frances Drake Blass '48. 

New York 

Agnes Scott President Marvin B. 
Perry, Jr., was honored at a party on 
the evening of November 4, 1976, at 
the home of Cissie Spiro Aidinoff '51, 
Alumnae Association regional vice 
president. Alumnae in New York, New 
Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania 
were invited to meet Dr. Perry. 

Students entertained by Columbia Club are Caroline Marchant, Margaret Trotter, 
Sharon Smith, and Sallie Paysinger. 

With the Clubs 


In honor of Founder's Day the Roan- 
oke Alumnae Club met for a luncheon 
on April 3, 1976, at the Top of the 
Catch Restaurant in Salem, Virginia. 
Sixteen members attended the luncheon 
with guest speaker Virginia Brown 
McKenzie, director of alumnae affairs. 
Co-President Louise Reid Strickler '46 
reports that Virginia's talk bringing 
alumnae up to date on Agnes Scott 
made the meeting a big success! Other 
officers for the 1976-77 year are Betty 
Patrick Merritt '46, co-president; Fran- 
ces Sholes Higgins '47, vice president; 
and Ann Quekemeyer '69, secretary- 

St Louis 

October 23, 1976, marked the first 
meeting of the new St. Louis Alumnae 
Club. Seventeen alumnae, including 
Virginia Brown McKenzie, director of 
alumnae affairs, gathered for tea at the 
home of Florence Preston Bockhorst 
'34, whose efforts have promoted this 
group. Says Florence, "I was grateful 
for the help of mother (Annie Wiley 
Preston, Inst. ) and mv two sisters 
(Miriam Preston St. Clair '27 and 
Shannon Preston Cumming '30) who 
came from Georgia and northern 
Missouri just to help with the party — 
also enjoy the fun of being together!" 
Officers for this new club are: Vir- 
ginia Andrews Trovillion '48, president; 
Ann Roberts Divine '67, vice president; 
Anne Felker Cataldo '67, secretary; and 
Julia Doar Grubb '61, treasurer. 


Sara Margaret Heard White '58, 
president of the Shreveport Club, was 
hostess to a Founder's Day Luncheon 
on February 22, 1976. Eleven members 
attended and enjoyed hearing Alumna 
Admissions Representative Ann Merk- 
lein '55 report on her visit to the Agnes 
Scott campus. At the business meeting 
the club voted to contribute $25.00 to 
the scholarship fund honoring the late 
Dean Guerry Stukes. Stewart Nelson 
Mead '71 is the new president for the 
year 1976-77. 

Attcndiiifi Rounoke Club April luncheon are, lefl to right, Jessie Carpenter Holton, "Mac" 
Craig Link, Neva Delagado, Virginia Brown McKenzie. Betty Patrick Merritt, Frances 
Sholes Higgins. Louise Reid Strickler, Paula Pilkenton Vail, and Ann Quekemeyer. 


The recently organized Toledo/ 
Detroit Alumnae Club met twice in 
1976. On May 15 nine members met 
at the Atrium Restaurant in Bingham 
Farms, Michigan. The following alum- 
nae were present to lunch together, 
view the Robert Frost slide show, and 
discuss Agnes Scott, past and present: 
Julia LaRue Orwig "73 (president), 
Bronwen DuKate Cameron '68 (vice 
president), Betty Wirgman Duncan '66, 

Camille Watson Hospadaruk '52, Mary 
Bell McConkey Taylor '28, Frances 
Howerton Lucas '50, Rebekah Andrews 
McNeill '42, Sue Snelling DeFurio '70, 
and Julie Maclntyre Gates '16. In 
November the club met again for lunch- 
con at St. Clair Shores Country Club. 
The members of this group feel that 
they can best help the College with 
publicity in their area and assistance 
to the admissions representatives. A 

Golden Needle Award Festival Feb. 22-26 

The THfRD Golden Needle Award Festival sponsored by the Atlanta Alumnae 
Club, in conjunction with the other metropolitan area clubs, anticipates a 
record attendance at the show during store hours in the Downtown Rich's 
Plaza Auditorium Feb. 23-26. 

Tickets are available from all Atlanta area alumnae clubs and the Alumnae 
Office. Price of admission is $2.50 at the door; or $2, advance ticket purchase. 

Alumnae are invited to attend the gala Champagne Preview Party to meet 
celebrities at the show on Feb. 22. Price of the champagne buffet is $10 a 
person. Reservations should be made with Mrs. Jack Ashmore, 200 Blackland 
Rd.. N.W., Atlanta 30342. 


Alumnae Council Sparked by Students 

Gloria Howard, Kate Kussrow, Evelyn Babcock, and Anne Callison 

The fifth annual Alumnae Council 
met on October 1, 1976, for a day of 
workshops, panels, and fun. Alumnae 
leaders: class presidents, secretaries, 
fund chairmen, agents, club presidents, 
alumnae admissions representatives, 
past presidents of the Alumnae Associa- 
tion, and members of the Executive 
Board are invited to participate in the 
day's activities and bring questions and 
suggestions. The meeting is designed to 
send them home with new insight and 
enthusiasm about the College. 

Perhaps the most exciting event of 
the day was the student panel dealing 
with the "Diversity of Student Experi- 
ence" at Agnes Scott. Anne Callison, 
who spent her junior year in Scotland 
at St. Andrews, explained the pros and 
cons, both to the College and to the 
individual, of sponsoring an exchange 
program here at Agnes Scott. She con- 
cluded that the current method of 
allowing the student to apply and carry 
out her own program through other 
schools was best for all concerned. 
Anne described life at St. Andrews 
which includes wearing academic rega- 
lia to class! Anne concluded her talk 
by explaining that her time away from 
Agnes Scott had given her a much 
deeper appreciation for the College 
upon her return. 

Evelyn Babcock discussed the oppor- 
tunity of "double majoring." Many 
students have juggled hours, taken over- 
loads, lost sleep, and managed to grad- 
uate with a "double major." But Evelyn 
is unique in that she has chosen to 
combine the disciplines of music and 
chemistry. The sheer number of hours 
involved in labs and practice are stag- 

gering! Evelyn explained that the indi- 
viduality of experience afforded by 
Agnes Scott was the factor which drew 
her to the College. She enumerated the 
academic and extra-curricular activities 
in each of her fields of interest and 
praised the departments and the College 
for the flexibility which allowed her to 
pursue both of her diverse areas of 

Kate Kussrow, Chairman of Arts 
Council, discussed all of the extra- 
curricular activities open to Agnes Scott 
students. She told of clubs ranging from 
those with a foreign language orienta- 
tion to drama and music groups. Kate 
explained about student boards and 
governing bodies on campus, and their 
relationship to both students and ad- 
ministration. Organizations fostering 
social activity also abound. Kate 
acknowledged that academics remain 
the chief concern for Agnes Scott stu- 
dents, but she enumerated organiza- 
tions, trips, and activities that are 
available for recreation and balance. 

Gloria Howard, a recent grand- 
mother, discussed life at Agnes Scott 
from a "non-traditional" viewpoint. 
Gloria returned to college in 1975 and 
is working toward her life goal of a 
college degree. She said that she chose 
Agnes Scott for a number of reasons, 
with its academic reputation and its 
Christian ideals at the top of the list. 
Gloria explained that she finds the work 
stimulating and fun, that she thoroughly 
enjoys her classmates, and that her ex- 
perience, although exacting sacrifices 
from both herself and her family, has 
enriched her whole life. ▲ 

Plan to Attend Your 
Class Reunion 


April 29-30, 1977 

Music Scholarship 

The music department is now accept- 
ing applications for Nannette Hopkins 
Scholarships in music. These $1,000 
scholarships are awarded primarily on 
the basis of merit and musical promise; 
need is a secondary consideration. The 
scholarships are renewable through four 
years at Agnes Scott, subject to satis- 
factory progress. 

1976-77 ushered in the first freshman 
class of Hopkins scholars (four winners 
and two alternates). We are delighted 
with the progress thus far of these prom- 
ising and talented young musicians. 

Alumnae are urged to bring the Hop- 
kins Scholarships to the attention of 
gifted high school seniors. Interested 
students should apply to the Admissions 
Office as soon as possible as the com- 
petition will be closed during the sec- 
ond week in March. A 

Agnes Scott Chairs 
Now Available 




(Black arms) $70.00 


(Cherry arms) $75.00 

This price is for the chair only. The cus- 
tomer will also assume shipping charges. 

Send your check payable to: 

Agnes Scott Alumnae Association 

Agnes Scott College 

Decatur, Georgia 30030 

Your chair will be shipped freight collect 
from Boone, N. C. 


Firsl bus arrives a! Washington/ Wilkes. 

Residenl Ida Lee Hill Irvin '06 attends luncheon. 

Alumnae Visit Historic Washington/Wilkes 

Washington, Georgia, in historic 
Wilkes County was the site of a recent 
continuing education study-tour for 
Agnes Scott alumnae. Mary Ficklen 
Barnett '29, a native of Washington, 
was hostess for nearly 90 Agnes Scott 
alumnae, husbands, and friends. She 
had arranged a tour which began at 
the Washington Wilkes Historical Mu- 
seum, wound through the streets of 
Washington, and concluded with trips 
through several historic homes. 

Beginning with a tour of the Wash- 
ington Museum, the group moved 
through the streets of the town viewing 
the Robert Toombs Home Restoration 
Project, the library, the Masonic Tem- 
ple, and numerous beautiful old homes. 

Alumnae from the surrounding area 
joined the group for a box lunch at 
the Methodist Church where a slide 
show was presented, giving the visitors 
a synopsis of the history surrounding 
Wilkes County and a preview of the 

homes they would be visiting in the 

Following lunch, the group began its 
tour of homes. They visited a restored 
Victorian home, a house typical of the 
"Country Federal" style, and Mrs. 
Barnett's home which is on the National 
Register. The day concluded with a trip 
to the Callaway Plantation. 

The Atlanta group traveled in two 
large buses to make the Washington- 
Wilkes Tour. ▲ 

loin Us for the Alumnae Tour to 

Beautiful Hawaii 

lune 9-16 

Alumnae, the College community, and friends are invited to reserve 
eight days in early June to travel with the Alumnae Association to Hawaii. 
We will arrive just in time to celebrate Kamehameha Day on June 11, a 
state holiday honoring former king of Hawaii, with magnificent parades and 

Dr. Kwai Sing Chang, Professor of Bible and Religion, has helped plan 
the itinerary and will give two lectures in early May on the history, customs, 
and religions of Hawaii. 

We are pleased that President and Mrs. Marvin B. Perry, Jr., will ac- 
company the group on this trip. 




Cost Includes . . . 



$778 per person, based on double occu- 
pancy. Price is subject to a possible 4.5% 
increase in airfare. 

Roundtrip airfare on United Airways 
between Atlanta and Honolulu. 

Four nights at the beautiful new Ala 
Moana, two nights at the Maui Sunset, 
and one night at the Kona Inn. 

Three meals are provided: an American 
breakfast the first morning in Honolulu, 
a lunch at the famous Volcano House 
on the rim of Kilauea Crater, and a 
farewell Luau in Kona. 

Extra money will be needed for all other 
meals — as much as $150 (depending on 
your tastes and if you wish to include 
a show with the evening meal). 


March 1, 1977 — $100 non-refundable fee to accompany 

June 9 

June 10 
June 11-12 
June 13 

June 15 

June 16 

Departure from Atlanta and flower lei greeting 

upon arrival in Honolulu 

Four nights in Waikiki at the Ala Moana Hotel 

Welcome briefing party with Hawaiian enter- 
tainment, including American breakfast 

City/ Punchbowl Tour, visits to Buddhist Tem- 
ple and University in Honolulu 

Two nights in Maui at the Maui Sunset 
Tour of Lao Valley and the whaling village 
of Lahaina 

One night in Kona at the Kona Inn, Oceanside 
Cross-island tour of Hawaii from Hilo to Kona 
via the Volcano National Park, and lunch at 
the famous Volcano House on the rim of 
Kiauea Crater 

Fabulous evening luau in Kona 

Departure from Honolulu for return trip to 
Atlanta (if you request in advance, a stopover 
may be arranged in either Las Vegas, San 
Francisco, San Diego or Los Angeles with no 
additional air travel charge.) 

May 1, 1977 — $678 balance 

If you wish to join us for this exciting tour, fill out the application below, and mail it to the Alumnae Office with your 
non-refundable check for $100 per person made out to: Alumnae Association Tour. 

Agnes Scott Alumnae Association 
Decatur, Georgia 30030 

Please reserve ( ) place(s) for myself ( ), spouse ( ), children ( ), friends ( ). 


-City . 

Spouse's name 

Children's names and school grades. 

Friend's name 


_Class (if ASC alumna) 

State Zip 

_City . 






Ida Sherwood Bettis (Mrs. 
Eric T.), Aug. 8, 1976. 
Lucy Brumby Hilsman (Mrs. 
Agnew H.). March 16, 1976. 
Marguerite Cousins Holley, 
daughter of Pearl Estes Cousins 
(deceased). Sept. 12, 1976. 


Rebecca Green Hinds (Mrs. 
J. H.), sister of Ruth Green. 
April 29, 1976. 
Maccie Haas Harrison (Mrs. 
Roy B.), May 31, 1976. 
Martha Sliippen Snyder (Mrs. 
M. Allan), Sept. 30, 1976. 
Son of Jessie Milner 
Williamson, Sept., 1976. 


Bess McConnell, June 28, 1976. 


Adelaide RansoD Baimsfather 

(Mrs. Arthur L,), June 

17, 1976. 

MarKUcrite Cousins Holley 

(Mrs. KirkT,), Sept. 12, 1976. 

Clarence Miracle, husband 

of Mary Anne Justice Miracle, 

June 18, 1976. 


Mary Lee Slaughter Emerson 

(Mrs. Harvey M.), Aug. 
6, 1976. 


Mary Lee Slaughter Emerson, 
sister of Sarah Slaughter, 
Aug. 6, 1976. 


Isabelle Breitenbucher Fulghum, 

spring, 1976. 


Colonel William Murtha 
Wilder, father of Evalyn 
Wilder, June, 1976. 


Julia Blundell Adier (Mrs. 

Eric M.), July, 1976. 


Charline Fleece Halverstadt 

(Mrs. James A.), Oct. 20, 1976. 


Marguerite Cousins Holley, 
sister of Elizabeth Cousins 
Mosley, Sept. 12, 1976. 


Jane Carithers Goodrich (Mrs. 

John F.), March, 1976. 


Rev. Woodfin Harry, father 
of Julia Harry Bennett, 
Oct., 1976. 


D. J. McConkey, father of 
Mary McConkey Reimer, Aug. 
11, 1976. 


Mother of Betty Blackman 
Kinnett, summer, 1976. 


Jack P. Ashmore, Jr., husband 
of BIythe Posey Ashmore, 
Aug. 13, 1976. 


Marguerite Cousins Holley, 
mother of Margaret Holley 
Milam, Sept. 12, 1976. 


Father of Sandra Robertson 
Nelson, March, 1976. 


Benjamin Pierce Towers, son 
of Nancy Bland Towers, 
June 16, 1976. 


Stephen Douglas Thomason, 
husband of Barbara Cecil 
Thomason, Sept. 24, 1976. 



Virginia Brown McKenzie 47 


Yes, VirginiaThere Is a Santa Claus! 

Whhn our children were pre-schoolers 
and neighbor children told them there 
really wasn't a Santa Clans, I used to 
say, "Santa Claus comes to the little 
children who believe in him." Those 
few make-believe years are as magic for 
parents as they are for children: for 
adults like to believe in miracles. Many 
of us still hope for our Guardian Angel 
or the Tooth Fairy to help us through 
impossible assignments. This winter I 
have to believe Santa Claus visited the 
Alumnae Office! 

The last day before our Christmas 
holidays a bearded bootshod man pulled 
a package from his delivery truck and 
rang our Alumnae Office doorbell. Like 
the true Christmas Messenger, he had 
delivered our dream materialized, our 
long desired Alumnae Directory, — at 
least, the proof or blueline copy for our 
corrections and approval. 

The real Christmas spirit of loving 
giving was exemplified by Betty Wein- 
schenk Mundy, president of the Decatur 
Alumnae Club, and her committee of 
alphabetizers, arrangers, and proofread- 

ers, who worked all fall to help us get 
the names and addresses in the right 
places. Another nod of thanks goes to 
Deborah Fleming in the Development 
Office for providing from the addresso- 
graph machine the thousands of cards 
for us to arrange for the printer, to 
Dr. McCain for moral support and 
using the Directory in his development 
program, and to President Perry for re- 
questing an aliminae directory when I 
first came to work at Agnes Scott and 
for supporting the project. All these 
people believed. 

Although this undertaking has some 
of the magic I've alluded to. it is mainly 
the product of hours, days, and months 
of labor of those loyal volunteers who 
spent the fall at the Alumnae Office 
helping us. Information had to be ar- 
ranged and sent to the printer, page 
proofs sent to us for corrections, those 
corrections sent back for revision, a 
blueline copy sent to us for proofread- 
ing, more changes sent back for cor- 
recting. Then followed that final long 
wait here while the books were actually 

printed, bound, wrapped and shipped to 
us. To allow time for all these opera- 
tions we had to begin in September; so 
the cutoff date for changing addresses 
for this directory was August 31, 1976. 
We all earnestly endeavored for ac- 
curacy. However, should you find an 
error, please send the correct informa- 
tion for our records. 

And join with us at the Alumnae 
Office in expressing appreciation for 
the faithful band of alumnae directory 
vokmteers who made Santa Claus come 
to the Alumnae House this year. Those 
volunteers are: Betty Jeanne Ellison 
Candler. Nancy Carter, Caroline Mc- 
Kinney Clarke, Lamar Lowe Connell, 
Louise Girardeau Cook, Beth Jones 
Crabill, Mary Ben Wright Erwin, Pattie 
Patterson Johnson, Elizabeth McEntire, 
Elizabeth Floding Morgan. Gene Slack 
Morse, Betty Weinschenk Mundy, Mary 
McConkey Reimer, Betty Wood Smith, 
Emily Stead, Annie Johnson Sylvester, 
Margery Moore Tappan, and Nancy 
Dodd Tomlinson. 

A New Beginning: jan Brisendine Funsten 76 

There is joy in the Alumnae Office 
over the presence of Jan Brisendine 
Funsten '76, who will be Managing Edi- 
tor of the Alumnae Quarterly. Jan is an 
honor graduate of Agnes Scott College. 
She majored in psychology, minored in 
elementary education, and authored an 
independent study project entitled, 
"Fear of Success in College Women 
with Regard to a Number of Variables." 

Jan evidently has no fear of success, 
for she has already capably assumed 
the responsibilities of her position and 
will be a real asset to our office organi- 
zation. She will also devote special at- 
tention to alumnae-student relations, 
young alumnae affairs, class activities, 
and reunions. Jan assumes the duties of 
Peggy Miller Chamblee '76 who re- 
ceived a call to be Director of Christian 
Education at the First Presbyterian 
Church of Marietta. We wish Peggy 
well and welcome Jan! ▲ 


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Editor / Virginia Brown McKenzie '47 
Managing Editor/Jan Brisendine Funsten "76 
Class News Editor/Jennifer Driscoll '78 
Design Consultant / John Stuart McKenzie 


Director of Alumnae Affairs 

Virginia Brown McKenzie '47 

Associate Director 

Betty Medlock Lackey '42 

Assistant to the Director 

Jan Brisendine Funsten '76 


Frances Strother 

President / Mary Duckworth Gellerstedt '46 
Vice Presidents 

Region I / Cissie Spiro Aidinoff "51 

Region II / Margaret Ward Abernethy Martin '59 

Region III / Lou Pate Jones '39 
Secretary / Mary Jervis Hayes '67 
Treasurer / l^mar Lowe Connell '27 

Member / Council for Advancement and 
Support of Education. 

Published four times yearly: Fall, Winter, 
Spring, and Summer by Agnes Scott College, 
Decatur, Georgia. Second class postage 
paid at Decatur, Georgia 30030. 


College Assists In Job Search 

Class of '76 Profile 

The Windows of Wonder 

by Dr. Edward McNair 

Student's View 

Honor System Prevails 
by Lynn Wilson '77 

Departmental Update 


by Dr. Marion Clark 

Our Women In Washington 
Obituary: Dr. Margret Trotter 
On The Campus 
With The Clubs 
From The Classes 
Summer Pottery Workshop 
Agnes Scott Is Calling In April 
Alumna Profile 

Memye Curtis Tucker '56 

22 Alumna Writes From Indonesia 


Front cover, pages 8,9 — Bill Grimes; pages 2, 1 1 — 
Silhouette; pages 4, 7, 12 — News Service; pages 
6, 19, back cover — Jan Funsten; page 10 — George 
Clark; page 12 — Bradford Bachrach. 

Here Comes Help! 

College Assists in )ob Search 

To FIND CAREERS related to her needs 
and goals, an Agnes Scott student can 
utilize the resource center in the Career 
Planning Office. lone Murphy, director 
of Career Planning, maintains the re- 
source center and helps students gather 
information from hooks, phamplets. 
and guides published by the federal 
and state governments, professional 
associations, educational institutions, 
corporations, and publishing houses. 
Barbara Knickerbocker, an administra- 
tive intern working with Ms. Murphy, 
gives vocational interest tests, counsels 
students who take these tests, and con- 
ducts Life Planning Workshops. 

Opportunities for on-the-job ex- 
periences are offered by the Career 
Planning Office through the Shadow 
Program, simimer jobs, and internships. 
Melissa Vandiver coordinates the Shad- 
ow Program, which matches students 
with Agnes Scott alumnae working in 
careers that the students want to ex- 
plore. A student may spend several days 
or weeks "shadowing" an alumna on 
the job in such fields as accounting, 
art museum administration, chemical 
engineering, law, medical research, mer- 
chandising, architecture, journalism, 
theatre, special education, or interna- 
tional trade. 

Once a student has determined a 
career field she wants to pursue, she 
can turn her attention to the job hunt. 
The Career Planning Office actively 
seeks out businesses and other organi- 
zations to come to the campus to re- 
cruit employees. Students arc assisted 
in their preparation for interviews 
through workshops given by the Career 
Planning Office. Workshops are held 
on resume writing, role playing in mock 
interviews, assertiveness training, and 
the structure and vocabularies of some 
occupations such as banking, insurance, 
and retailing. 

Class of 76 Profile 

The Alumnae Office, in conjunction with the Office of 
Career Planning, contacted the graduates of the class of 
1976 in the fall in an effort to determine their situations. 
Several class members were pursuing professions as well 

as beginning graduate study. Each has been classified by 
her fulltime committment at that time. Following is a 
summary of the results: 


Number of Graduates working 
Number of Graduates studying 
Number of Graduates not working 
Number of Graduates looking for work 
Number of Graduates on whom information 
could not be collected 




121 total 

63 total 

Business and Finance 21 total 

Banking and Finance 





College Staff 

Admissions Representative 

Assistant to Registrar 

Assistant to Director of Alumnae Affairs 

Radio-station announcer 

Graphic artist 


Airline stewardess 

Public relations for bank 

Newspaper lay-outs artist 

Laboratory Technology and Research 

Lab Technician 




Library Work 3 total 

Librarian I 

Cataloguer 2 

Teaching 14 total 

Primary 9 

Secondary 5 

Other 8 total 

Assistant to Probate Lawyer 1 

Computer Operator 1 

Houseparent, Children's Home 1 

Intern for State Senator 1 

Mapper for engineering firm 1 

Medical Assistant 1 

Temporary Work 2 

Further Studies: 30 total 

Social Work 1 

English & Journalism 4 

Foreign Languages 4 

Business 3 

Law 1 

Paralegal 3 

Art 2 

History 2 

Theology 2 

Classics 1 

Medicine 2 

Nursing 2 

Biology 3 

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The Irish short story writer Bryai 
MacMahon in his collection of tale 
entitled The Red Petticoat includes oa 
story which has the intriguing title "Thi 
Windows of Wonder." In this accoun 
Mr. MacMahon tells of a young womai 
who goes as a substitute teacher to i 
school where, strangely for Ireland, th 
children have no sense of humor, ari 
grave beyond their years, stolid, un 
imaginative, almost somber. The youn] 
teacher uses every strategy she cai 
think of to get through the grim barrie 
that separates her from her childrei 
but with no success until one day quiti 
by accident she realizes that these par 
ticular young people know nothing o 
the legends of their land, are completel; 
unaware of the marvelous realm of thi 
fabulous, of the thrill that comes fron 
the supernatural. Dismayed and ye 
overjoyed that she has at last founc 
the key to the inner life of her pupils 
we hear her say: 

Listen, children, ... I don't know 
if you can understand me or not. 
But you must try: It's the only 
way. Someone has robbed you of 
a very precious thing. I will not 
have you cheated. This thing I 
speak of is neither gold nor silver, 
neither a red or green jewel. It is 
something a great deal more valu- 
able. The other things I teach you 
— the figures, the words, the lines 
and the letters — are not so im- 
portant — .... How shall I begin 
to tell you of the treasure you have 
lost? Your minds are like rooms 
that are dark and brown. But 
somewhere in the rooms, if only 
you can pull aside the heavy cur- 
tains, you will find windows — these 
are the windows of wonder. 
Through these you can see the 
yellow sunset or the silver stars or 
the many colored wheel of the 
rainbow. . . .' 

So writes Bryan MacMahon. 

Some years ago one of the Atlanta 
papers ran a daily single panel cartoon 
in which a Chinese named Ching Chow 
gave sage or whimsical admonitions on 
a wide variety of subjects. Under the 
date of November 5, 1955, here is what 

lA/indows of Wonder 


'hing Chow said: "Let your mind 
/onder not wander." And in the same 
ein E. E. Cummings has written: 
. . . as surely as each November has its 
ipril, mysteries only are significant."- 

All of which brings me to the thrust 
f what I want to say today. Many of 
s have become so pragmatic, so prac- 
cal, so earthbound in our whole out- 
3ok on and altitude toward life that we 
ave lost the capacity to wonder. Our 
alues have been polluted by the com- 
lonplace and the pedestrian. We no 
jnger stand wide-eyed in awe before 
le beautiful as our imaginations take 
light and excitement runs riot through 
ur blood. 

To put this idea another way, many 
f us have in our own estimation, at 
;ast, become so contented, so smug 
lat we have closed our windows of 
'onder in our self-sufficiency. The 
;ook of Job in a passage of soaring 
oetic grandeur and splendor addresses 
self to this human weakness. Listen: 

Where wast thou when I laid 
the foundations of the earth? 
declare, if thou hast understanding. 
Who hath laid the measures 

thereof, if thou knowest? 
or who hath stretched the line upon 


Hast thou commanded the morning 

since thy days; 
and caused the dayspring to know 

its place; 

Hast thou entered into the springs 

of the sea? 
or has thou walked in the 

search of the depth? 

Where is the way where light 

and as for darkness, where is the 

place thereof. 

Hast thou entered into the treasures 

of the snow? 
or hast thou seen the treasures 

of the hail. 

By what way is the light parted, 
which scattereth the east wind upon 
the earth?3 

Thus, on and on for four chapters this 
remarkable passage continues nurturing 
man's wonder and kindling his sense of 

In my judgment one of the chief 
glories of man is his capacity to imag- 
ine, to marvel, to reverence, and in this 
wonder of the imagination to become 
Ihrillingly alive in a way that the plod- 
ding realist or pragmatist never knows. 

Oscar Wilde has observed that a 
cynic is a "man who knows the price 
of everything and the value of noth- 
ing."'' Indeed, if the truth be known, 
this epigram may well be the watch- 
word of our times. In the eyes of all 
too many that which is not utilitarian 
has no place in contemporary society. 
And thus, we are fast on the way to 
becoming like those Irish children 
whose windows of wonder were dark 
and closed. 

But must this circumstance be so? 
Amid technology and technocracy can 
we not have our windows of wonder 
open both to the glories of the past 
and to the challenges of the present 
and future? Let me mention three con- 
siderations that brings us up short in 
our complacency that we can under- 
stand everything and therefore should 
wonder at nothing. 

First, I submit that the creative 
genius of the mind of man is a source 
of constant and continual wonder. It 
has ever been so. Perhaps a few ex- 
amples will suffice. Several years ago 
we at Agnes Scott had the privilege of 
seeing the distinguished series of films 
entitled "Civilisation," prepared and 
narrated by Kenneth, Lord Clark. In 
one of the films the matter of the origin 
of Florentine Renaissance architecture 
was treated and the question was posed, 
"Where did it come from?" to which 
the answer was given "that it was really 
the invention of [one] individual — 
Brunellesco,"'' the same man who also 
was probably the first to give perspec- 
tive to painting thereby enabling an 
artist to "render on a flat surface the 
precise position of a figure in space."" 
This creative genius cannot be ex- 
plained, but it is palpably there to ex- 
cite our wonder. 

Two centuries later there appeared in 
Rome another artist to elicit our won- 

der — the "dazzlingly precocious" Gian- 
lorenzo Bernini. "In 1664, while in 
Rome, John Evelyn wrote in his Diary: 
'Bernini . . . gave a public opera wherein 
he painted the scenes, cut the statues, 
invented the engines, composed the 
music, writ the comedy, and built the 
theatre.' "' When this artist was only 
"sixteen one of his carvings was bought 
by the Borghese family, and by the 
time he was twenty, he was already 
commissioned to do a portrait of the 
Borghese Pope, Paul V. In the next 
three years [or before he was twenty- 
five] he [in the opinion of one eminent 
critic] became more skillful in the carv- 
ing of marble than any [other] sculp- 
tor has ever been, before or since."* 
Amazingly this creative force continued 
throughout his life, and he lived to be 
more than eighty. Do we explain Ber- 
nini, or do we wonder? 

Still two centuries later in another 
field of human achievement, the young 
Frederic Chopin burst fully formed 
into the musical world of Paris during 
the second quarter of the nineteenth 
century. Harold Schonberg, the dis- 
tinguished music critic of the New York 
Times, speaks of Chopin's "evolving 
from nowhere the most beautiful and 
original piano style of the [nineteenth] 
century.-'" Evolving from nowhere" — 
sheer unadulterated creative genius — 
unexplainable — a source of wonder. 

How does the pragmatic mind ac- 
count for the scintillating subtlety of 
Chaucer's wit — after all he was greatly 
occupied as a civil servant in the em- 
ploy of the government, writing poetry 
as his avocation. Or how do we under- 
stand the probing insight and superb 
metrical repertoire of William Shakes- 
peare, a man whose background was 
a rural market town in central Eng- 
land. Or what of Milton at age twenty- 
one writing what many consider to be 
the greatest Christmas poem in our 
language or later composing Paradise 
Lost in the unending dark of his blind- 

Indeed, the creative genius of the 

mind of man — whether in art, music, 

literature, science or technology — can 

seldom be explained. It is through our 

(Continued on next page) 

Institutions are the vehicles of culture, 
the preservers of all that we treasure.. . 

Windows of Wonder 


windows of wonder that these achieve- 
ments become meaningful and signifi- 

In Hke manner, the rational, analyti- 
cal, and synthesizing power of man's 
mind is cause for wonder, awe, and 
mystery. From Archimedes and his 
fulcrum through Galileo with his tele- 
scope and Newton with his genius in 
deductive reasoning to contemporary 
intellects dealing with nuclear fission 
and fusion, the powers of the mind 
have themselves defied explanation and 
analysis. Linguistic scholarship, a rela- 
tively recent development, is one ex- 
ample of how mankind by painstaking 
research and meticulous comparative 
analysis is realizing whole areas of hu- 
man achievement for the first time, and 
intellectual horizons are stretching end- 
lessly. We can in many instances prag- 
matically understand processes and 
elements and can in the laboratory by 
predetermined combinations bring about 
results that are consistently the same, 
but how do we explain the mystery of 
the intellect which first developed a 
formula or discovered a new element 
or invented a new instrument. John 
Masefield has spoken of the "glory of 
the lighted mind.""' It is this glory, 
whether it be creative and imaginative 
or analytical and rational, that we can 
approach only through our windows of 

Perhaps what I have been saying 
suggests that well-known passage from 
the eighth Psalm: 

What is man that thou art mindful 
of him? or the son of man, that 
thou visitest him? For thou hast 
made him a little lower than the 
angels, and hast crowned him with 
glory and honour.*' 

The second major consideration to 
which I would direct your attention as 
another source of wonder may surprise 
you. It resides in that better part of 
ourselves which is manifest in the de- 

sire to be helpful. Admittedly, we are 
all fundamentally selfish, and like Haw- 
thorne's Parson Hooper we carry on 
many activities of our lives behind 
impenetrable black veils. Yet, there is 
in each of us that which can transcend 
selfishness — the capability of each 
person to love and be loved — to care, 
to succor, to support — that almost di- 
vine dimension of human beings which 
is utterly unexplainable. How otherwise 
than through wonder do we approach 
the outpouring of material treasure to 
victims of hurricanes, earthquakes, or 
other natural disasters? Following the 
devastating flood that inundated Flor- 
ence in 1966, thousands of people from 
everywhere rushed in to help. The same 
circumstance obtained in recent earth- 
quakes in Central America. Spotted, 
pock-marked, unlovely as most of us 
are, characterized by complacency, 
prejudice, jealously, self-seeking, or 
jaundiced bitterness, we, nevertheless, 
can and do rise above this stagnant fen 
of pettiness and to the amazement of 
those around us perform acts of altruis- 
tic concern. In a word, wonder of won- 
ders, we each have the capacity to love 
someone. And just as surely -is the re- 
verse true — the almost soul-shattering 
realization that there are those who can 
and do love us. Mystery of mysteries — 
unfathomable, but so very real and 

In a letter to his friend Benjamin 
Bailey, John Keats has written: 

I am certain of nothing but the 
holiness of the Heart's affections 
and the truth of Imagination. *- 

Finally, there is still a third dimen- 
sion of wonder to which I would direct 
your attention — this dimension being 
in the realm of paradox, an area which 
the dictionary defines as the "seemingly 
contradictory." Of course the Christian 
religion is the supreme manifestation of 
this wonder in that one saves his life 
by losing it or finds real freedom by 
surrendering. This morning, however, 
the "seemingly contradictory" proposi- 
tion that I want to single out as a 
source of wonder is that the ultimate 
realization of self-hood can result from 
completely identifying one's purposes 

Dr. Edward McNair, Director of Public 
Relations and Associate Professor of Eng- 
lish at Agnes Scott (1952-1977), will re- 
tire this spring after 25 years at the 
College. After his retirement he will con- 
tinue his work on the College liistory. Dr. 
McNair, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, 
was a summa cum laiide ■ graduate of 
Davidson College and earned his M.A. 
and Ph.D. degrees from Emory University. 
He is an active member and elder of the 
Druid Hills Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, 
Ga. Dr. McNair is currently a lieutenant 
colonel, QMC-USAR (Ret.) having served 
in the European Theater from 1943 to 

and ideals with a cause or institution 
greater than oneself. Last June Presi- 
dent Donald W. Shriver of Union 
Theological Seminary in New York in 
his baccalaureate sermon here at Agnes 
Scott observed that institutions are the 
vehicles of culture, the preservers of all 
that we treasure from the past and the 
conveyors of what we hope to pass on 
to the future. Thirty years ago last 
June in 1946, it was my privilege to be 
in this room and to hear the commence- 
ment address of that year delivered by 
President Francis Pendleton Gaines of 
Washington and Lee University. His 
topic was "On Lengthening the Radius 
of Your Loyalties." Now combining the 
ideas of these two addresses given here 
in this Chapel thirty years apart, we 
are confronted with the significance for 
the individual of developing loyalties 
and the importance for society of strong 
institutions. I submit, therefore, that 
one of the contemporary paradoxes — 
one of the sources of wonder — is the 

Ai>nes ScoU atlribLilcs: inlcllccUial and moidl inlci^rily... and 
conlimiini^ coniniUnicnl to hii^h puiposcs. 

ircumstance that many persons have 
ound themselves by giving their loyalty 

a great institution and becoming 
ompletely identified with it. Illustra- 
ions of this sort of identification, this 
seemingly contradictory" circumstance, 
:an be found in many places, but for 
IS this morning I know of no better 
ilace to look for such supportive evi- 
lence than here at Agnes Scott itself, 
ivery great person whom I have ever 
;nown or known of at this College is 
me for whom — wonder of wonders — 
his institution has virtually become a 
vay of life and not just a place to work 
ir study. More than any other indi- 
idual I have ever known at Agnes 
icott. Professor Ellen Douglass Ley- 
urn personified the union of the great 
eacher with the constantly productive, 
lublishing scholar. As the result of be- 
ng an alumna of the class of 1927 and 

faculty member for thirty-two years 
rom 1934 to 1966, Professor Leyburn 
nderstood this place, its ideals, and its 
eople. Near the end of her life, she 
elivered a Founder's Day address in 
I'hich she spoke of what she called the 
most cherishable" qualities of this 
'ollege — all of which are inseparably 
ound up with people — faculty, stu- 
ents. alumnae who have realized and 
re realizing themselves through this in- 
;itution. Listen to what Professor Ley- 
urn said these Agnes Scott attributes 
re: ". . . largeness of vision . . . wisdom 

1 planning . . . indomitable courage . . . 
jyal devotion . . . willingness to do 
ard and self-sacrificing work . . . intel- 
;ctual and moral integrity . . . [and] 
ontinuing commitment to high pur- 
oses."!'' She concluded her address by 
xpressing the hope that the whole 
ignes Scott family — and that means 
lose of us here today — might be "a 
/orthy part of what Wordsworth calls 
)ne great society on earth, the noble 
ving and the noble dead.' "'^ And in- 
eed there are in this noble Agnes Scott 
ompany countless students, faculty, 
dministrators, and alumnae who rise 
p as one in their love for and loyalty 
a this place and who — wonder of 
onders — - have paradoxically through 
lis devotion found themselves. Miss 
Jannette Hopkins, as many of you 

know, was the first teacher employed 
in 1889 when Agnes Scott was still a 
dream. She came to Decatur with the 
intention of remaining one year. In- 
stead, she stayed on this campus forty- 
nine years — the longest tenure in the 
history of this institution. When Dean 
Hopkins died in 1938, the faculty 
adopted resolutions in tribute to her 
and her long devotion to Agnes Scott. 
Let me read a few sentences from these 
faculty resolutions: 

Miss Hopkins' long association 
with this college is the moving 
record of mortal life putting on 
immortality through the identi- 
fication of personal hopes and 
satisfactions with the large imper- 
sonal aims and achievements of a 
great cause. The college was Miss 
Hopkins' very life; it was the 
channel of her creative energy; it 
nourished her spirit with joy and 
disciplined it to fortitude; it deep- 
ened and enriched the experience 
of maturing life; it was her being's 
heart and home. She gave herself 
to the college, and she took its 
high ideals and its far-reaching 
purposes for her own.'"' 

Dean Hopkins lost herself and through 
doing so found herself — and she is 
just one of many. I once heard Pro- 
fessor Samuel Guerry Stukes say that 
he had given his life to Agnes Scott, 
and yet he was at the same time a de- 
voted husband and father, a respected 
and effective citizen of the community, 
and an actively participating member 
of his church. Indeed, this wonderful 
devotion to a great institution does not 
preclude other devotions. In fact, it en- 
hances them. Thus, one confronts a 
"seeming contradiction" which is pat- 
ently unexplainable but which is so real. 
Again one says mystery of mysteries — 
unfathomable, but so wonderful! 

The late Janef Newman Preston, my 
friend and colleague here at Agnes Scott, 
has in her volume of poetry entitled 
Upon Our Pulses a sonnet which in a 
remarkable way epitomizes what I have 
been trying to say. Listen: 

In this exalted hour I live again 
In joy I died to, walking stony 

And every haunting why and 

weary when 
Is plummet-sunk in rapture newly 

For beauty once beheld and clearly 

In all the flames and voices of the 

Has spoken her eternal, inward 

And lo! my spirit comes to a new 

Knowing that darkened eyes can 

yet behold 
The golden atoms in the running 

Knowing that love is a shelter from 

the cold 
And courage is a sword within the 

Roused by a living voice, I wake 

to feel 
Sun on my frozen mind, wings on 

my heel.i'' 

Our windows of wonder — through 
them the sun can shine on our frozen 
minds. I can ask nothing better for this 
senior class than that each member will 
ever keep these windows open — open 
to the fabulous, to the beautiful, to the 
paradoxical, to the wonderful. A 

' Bryan MacMahon. "The Windows of Wonder," 
The Red Pellicoat (New York; E. P. Dutton 
and Company, Inc., 1955). p. 64. 

- E. E. Cummines, Six Non-Lectures (New York: 

Atheneum, 1963). p. 11. 
'Job. XXXVIll, passim. 

' Oscar Wilde. "Lady Windermere's Fan," 
Comedies hv Oscar Wilde (New York: The 
Book League of America, 1932), p. 128. 
•Kenneth Clark, Civilisation (New York: Har- 
per and Row. 1969), p. 94. 

" Ihid.. p. 98. 

■ Rudolf Witlkower, Gian Lorenzo Bernini (Lon- 
don; The Phaidon Press, 1966), p. 1. 

•■ Clark, p. 182. 

" Harold C. Schonberg, The Great Pianists (New 
York: Simon and Schuster, 1963), p. 134. 

'" John Masefield. "The Everlasting Mercy," 
Poems (New York: The Macmillan Company, 
1929), p. 88. 

II Psalm VIII: 4-5. 

'- John Keats, The Complete Poetical Works 
<Bo.ston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1899), 
p. 274. 

'3 Ellen Douglass Leyburn, "One Great Society," 
The Alines Scott Alumnae Quarterly, 42, No. 2 
(1964). 35. 

' ' Ihid. 

'■J. R. McCain. The Story of Agnes Scott Col- 
lege. 1889-1939 (Agnes Scott College Bulletin, 
ser. 36, no. 3. 1939). 50. 

"Manef Newman Preston, "Sun of My Frozen 
Mind," Upon Our Pulses (Francestown, New 
Hampshire: The Golden (juill Press, 1964), 
p. 84. 

Students View 

Honor System Prevails 


In a day when larger institutions are 
finding it increasingly difficult to govern 
social and academic life on their 
campuses by means of an honor sys- 
tem, Agnes Scott's administration, fac- 
ulty, and students still enjoy the 
privileges and responsibilities of an 
honor system. Students still pledge their 
work, enjoy self-scheduled examina- 
tions, leave dormitory doors unlocked, 
and trust their fellow students. 

In writing an article about the Honor 
System which will be read by alumnae 
who instituted the system, lived under 
it, and served on various judicial 
boards, I wish first to express my ap- 
preciation to you who have given to us, 
the current students, a unique and en- 
joyable form of community life. When 
we as students tell friends at other 
schools how Agnes Scott uses its honor 
system on a daily basis and cite our 
freedoms, they are generally impressed. 
There are those, however, who respond 
in disbelief, or who find such a com- 
munity "PoUyannaish" and incompat- 
ible with "the real world'" (however 
one chooses to define that phrase). 
These are perhaps the sorts of reactions 
alumnae encounter in talking with 
friends and prospective students and to 
these I would like to respond. 

If one reads the Honor Pledge, it is 
clear that, in a paraphrase by a David- 
son College administrator, things at 
Agnes Scott are not as they are in "the 
real world," things are as they should 
be, for the pledge states. 

As a member of the Student Body 
of Agnes Scott College, I consider 
myself bound by honor to develop 
and uphold high standards of hon- 
esty and behavior; to strive for full 
intellectual and moral stature: to 
realize my social and academic re- 
sponsibility in the community. To 
attain these ideals, I do therefore 
accept this Honor System as my 
way of life. 
To believe that every student is a per- 
son of integrity is an idealistic stance 
that many colleges are not able to 
take. The Honor System, based on this 

Lxnii Wilson meels with Dean Kirkland 

concept, is a reality at Agnes Scott for 
at least three reasons. First, the com- 
munity governed by this system is 
composed of young women who have 
chosen to come to Agnes Scott and to 
accept its way of life. These young 
women have, in addition, been selected 
to join the commimity because of their 
past achievements. They are capable 
and willing to accept the responsibilities 
inherent in an honor system. Second, as 
you know, the college is a small one 
where students know the other students 
and the professors personally. To vio- 
late the honor system, therefore, is to 
take advantage of a friend. Third, the 
regulations that are a part of the honor 
system are only those deemed essential 
to the functioning of a community of 
people who are living together and 
working toward common goals. Thus, 
the honor system is both idealistic and 
realistic in its expectations. 

Admittedly, we as members of Amer- 
ican society today do not have the op- 
portunity to experience mutual trust 
and respect among all citizens or self- 
government through "responsible free- 
dom." It is, perhaps, an adjustment to 
leave Agnes Scott and many of us find 

it hard to remember to lock everything 
and keep a careful watch on our hand- 
bags in public. Yet, the experience of 
living within a community where one 
can trust one's peers and can respond 
to positive expectations of personal con- 
duct is significant. It encourages stu- 
dents to respect themselves and to ex- 
pect the best in themselves and in 
others. The honor system is a part of 
the purpose of Agnes Scott, for it "cul- 
tivate[s] in the student a sense of re- 
sponsibility to the society in which she 
lives both within the college com- 
munity and beyond" (Student Hand- 
book p. 10). 

Winston Churchill in the House of 
Commons, 1940, stated: 

The only guide to a man is his 
conscience; the only shield to his 
memory is the rectitude and sin- 
cerity of his actions. It is very im- 
prudent to walk through life with- 
out this shield, because we are so 
often mocked by the failure of our 
hopes and the upsetting of our 
calculations; but with this shield, 
however the fates may play, we 
march always in the ranks of 
honor. ▲ 

Departmental Update: 


By DR. MARION CLARK, Chairman 

In the years just after the public dis- 
closure of the principles and mechan- 
ism of nuclear fission, as dramatized by 
the atomic bombs of 1945, it was not 
unusual to hear the suggestion that the 
chemistry books would all have to be 
rewritten and courses changed to ac- 
commodate these new findings to keep 
in step with the "Atomic Age." 

As a matter of fact, certain chapters 
in the texts did have to be rewrit- 
ten. Some were expanded to include 
atomic fission, more about radioisotopes 
and the potential for nuclear power. 
Where possible, laboratories were ar- 
ranged to include at least a demonstra- 
tion of radiation from unstable iso- 
topes. However, compared to its impact 
on international politics, the direct 
effect of the advent of atomic energy 
upon the undergraduate chemistry cur- 
riculum was remarkably small. 

Nevertheless, the intensive research 
activity, both fundamental and de- 
velopmental, which arose in response to 
wartime needs of the early forties gave 
the whole body of science a tremen- 
dous momentum. The theory of the 
nature of matter at both the atomic and 
the rpoleeular level was becoming more 
self-consistent, more accurate and more 
predictive. Because of this there emerged 
a recognition of properties of matter so 
subtle that only a few years earlier they 
had either not been identified or, if 
identified, had not been measured satis- 
factorily for lack of adequate instru- 

It has been, in fact, the developments 
in the realm of instrumentation, par- 
ticularly the innovations and improve- 
ments in electronics which have made 
possible the great changes in the me- 
thodology of chemistry and have ne- 
cessitated corresponding changes in the 
teaching of chemistry. 

Some of the same kinds of advances 
in electronics which have made the 
pocket calculator available have been 
applied to instruments for the chem- 
istry laboratory. As a result, certain 
pieces of equipment that seemed too 
expensive ten years ago or too esoteric 
for an undergraduate laboratory have 

Dr. Clark and Dr. White assist students i4sing tlie N.MR spectrometer and IR spectro- 
photometers. Dr. Clark, department chairman since 1973 and member of the faculty 
since 1963, earned his B.A. and M..4. degrees from Emory and his Ph.D. from the 
University of Virginia. 

become virtual necessities at the level 
of a good college. 

Fortunately, funds from the College, 
heavily augmented by grants from in- 
dustry, governmental agencies, and 
foundations, particularly a grant of 

fifty-thousand dollars in 1974 from one 
of the Woodruff foundations, have 
made it possible for the Chemistry De- 
partment to keep fully abreast of the 
developments in chemical instrumenta- 
(Coniinued on next page) 



Dr. Clark chcckx /■ r,7\ ;i ISuhcock'.s 
technique with the high performance 
liquid chromatograph. 

Jasmine Choy and Dr. Alice Cunning- 
ham observe Beth Doscher demon- 
strating her program on the computer. 

tion appropriate for a strong under- 
graduate program. 

Long before I came here to teach, 
one of the impressive things I had 
heard about chemistry at Agnes Scott 
was that even the freshmen in chem- 
istry weighed their samples to the 
fourth decimal place! After getting to 
know Dr. Frierson, who headed the de- 
partment from 1946 to 1973, I knew 
why and after seeing that beautiful ar- 
ray of Christian Becker Chainomatic 
balances in the freshman balance room 
I knew how it was done. 

In 1964, with a grant from NSF, Dr. 
Frierson replaced those chainomatics 
with "automatic" single-pan balances 
because they are much faster and be- 
cause this is the type of balance a stu- 
dent is most likely to encounter in a 
research laboratory. In 1976, Dr. Alan 
White, who now teaches this first 
course, brought those chainomatics out 
of storage and began to require that in 
the introductory analytical course each 
student do a certain number of her ex- 
periments with the "old fashioned" 
balance. Although he recently finished 
his doctorate at M. I. T., he believes, 
along with some other more established 
chemical educators that experience with 
the older balance provides an unusually 
effective way to develop a person's 
"touch" with any delicate instrument. 
(I have to add that this learning ex- 
perience is acutely enhanced when it is 
performed with Mrs. Mary Walker 
(Wm. C.) Fox looking over your shoul- 
der and threatening to reward any faux 
pas with multiple extinction.) 

The laboratory work for the first 
three quarters of chemistry now in- 
cludes experiments in which the student 
has "hands on" experience with radia- 
tion counters, pH meters, spectrophoto- 
meters and the department's mini com- 
puter. In the introductory organic 
laboratory students use the basic gas 
chromatograph to monitor the purity of 
liquid samples they produce and, with 
supervision, they run simple unknowns 
on the nuclear magnetic resonance 

NMR spectroscopy depends upon the 
fact, first reported in 1951, that the 
exact radiofrequency absorbed by an 
atomic nucleus held in a magnetic field 
is dependent to a small, but measurable, 
extent upon its electromagnetic environ- 
ment within the molecule of which it is 
a part. With an instrument "tuned in" 
for hydrogen atoms, it makes possible a 
straightforward correlation between the 
(hydrogen) NMR spectrum of a mole- 
cule and the exact location of the 
hydrogen atoms within that molecule. 
Thus, it has become a powerful tool for 
organic chemists for the recognition of 
compounds which are already known 
and for the elucidation of structures of 
new compounds which have never been 
described before. 

The early NMR spectrometers were 
monsters which required a room or a 
suite for adequate housing but, thanks 
to high-flux permanent magnets and 
solid-state electronics, our model is bet- 
ter than the early ones and is about the 
size of a console TV. The students in 
the Organic Qualitative Analysis course 
love the NMR but they still have to 
make those derivatives. We try to give 
them the best of both worlds by com- 
bining good technique and careful ob- 
servation at the bench with the power- 
ful insights into molecular structure 
available through instrumental methods. 

Dr. Frierson brought international 
recognition to the department in the 
fifties with his work on the paper 
chromatography of inorganic com- 
pounds. Through outside support of his 
work he brought into the department in 
1958 the first really modern analytical 
instrument, the Beckman DU® spectro- 
photometer, still regarded as one of the 
best for certain applications and still in 
very good condition. 

After a year's temporary appointment 
in 1966, followed by a year of post- 
doctoral experience at the University of 
Texas, Dr. Alice Cunningham (Ph.D. 
1966, Emory) joined the faculty on a 
permanent basis and began a vigorous 
effort to bring modern instrumentation 

to the Advanced Analytical and Phy- 
sical Chemistry courses which she came 
to teach. The laboratories of these 
courses now include instruments for 
polarography, controlled potential elec- 
trolysis, cyclic voltammetry, recording 
UV-Visible spectrophotometry, spectro- 
fluorimetry, infrared spectrophotometry, 
high precision conductimetry, gas chro- 
matography (one with thermal conduc- 
tivity detector and one with FID and 
programmed temperature controls), and 
atomic absorption spectrometry. In ad- 
dition these labs use the departmental 
computer, Digital Equipment Com- 
pany's PDPS/s,® which has been modi- 
fied for on-line data acquisition, analog 
plotting and has been equipped with a 
magnetic tape cartridge attachment for 
extra storage. 

Our majors usually take the second 
and third quarter of Physical Chemistry 
and the two-quarter course in Ad- 
vanced Analytical Chemistry concur- 
rently. Since most of these instruments 
are all in the same physical space it is 
virtually impossible for the casual ob- 
server to tell whether, at any given 
time, a student is doing a lab in Phy- 
sical or Advanced Analytical. Here the 
students see for themselves that the 
divisions in the discipline, however con- 
venient for purposes of administration, 
are by no means real at the level of 
fundamentals and applications. 

In addition to those already men- 
tioned, the department acquired in 
1975 one more instrument, the High 
Performance Liquid Chromatograph 
with both refractive index and vari- 
able wavelength U.V. -Visible detectors. 
While an introduction to this instru- 
ment is included in the advanced 
analytical course, it is finding tremen- 
dous usefulness in the investigation of 
organic reactions. 

While the basic sequence of required 
courses is designed to give students 
knowledge of the principles of opera- 
tion and applications of all of these 
instruments, any major having the de- 

sire to gain a deeper knowledge of them 
and special expertise in their use can 
usually arrange for this by requesting 
departmental approval to register for 
"Directed Study," Chemistry 410. In 
other cases, the student taking "Inde- 
pendent Study" may find herself using 
one or more of these instruments ex- 
tensively in her research. 

Dr. Alan White (Ph.D. 1974, M.I.T.) 
joined the department in 1975 and, in 
addition to teaching General Chemistry 
and Introductory Analytical Chemistry, 
he has expanded the course in In- 
organic Chemistry from one to two 
quarters and has included laboratory 
work in both quarters to introduce stu- 
dents to the special techniques of that 
field. This lab is located in the room 
that for many years served as Dr. Frier- 
son's laboratory for research in paper 
chromatography. Returning alumnae 
will be surprised to see the array of 
vacuum lines and other special appar- 
atus for conducting reactions in the 
absence of air or at very low tempera- 
tures. Here students experience some of 
the newest methods of synthesis. Along 
with this they reinforce their knowledge 
of fundamentals by returning to the 
UV, IR and NMR spectrometers for 
structural information. 

Any account of changes in the depart- 
ment would be incomplete without tak- 
ing specific note of the retirement of 
Dr. W. Joe Frierson in June 1975. At 
a dinner in his honor that spring the 
establishment of the W. Joe Frierson 
Fund for the support of student re- 
search in summers was announced and 
appropriate but inadequate tributes 
were paid him in recognition of his 
years of service to the college and his 
remarkable record of achievement in 
teaching, departmental administration 
and research. Much of the progress 
detailed in this update can be attrib- 
uted, directly or indirectly, to his own 
effort and to the inspiration he has 
given those whom he chose to work 
with him. ▲ 

Mrs. Fi>.\ and Lesley Garrison look 
on as Diane Bcaiuloin uses the pH 

Dr. White lectures to his General 
Chemistry class. 


A NUMBER of Agnes Scott alumnae 
were active in the Jimmy Carter cam- 
paign for the Presidency and attended 
the recent Inauguration in Washington. 
Two of them are, indeed, members of 
the Carter family. Judy Langford Car- 
ter x'71 is the wife of Jack Carter, the 
President's oldest son, and Laurie Car- 
ter Tharpe "68 is the daughter of Hugh 
Carter, Sr., the President's first cousin. 
Another alumna, LaBelle David Lance 
x'52, is the wife of Bert Lance, the new 
Director of the Office of Management 
and Budget. Susan Ratchford Granum 
'72 recently married Carter's Deputy 
Press Secretary, Re.x Granum. 

Some other alumnae who cam- 
paigned for Carter are now living in 
Washington and working with the new 
Administration. Becky Hendrix '72, 

Carter family: standing (I to r). Chip, 
Caron, Jack, Judy x'71; seated, Roselyn, 
Jimmy, Annette, Jeff, and Amy 

Labelle David Lance x'52 

Cynthia Wilke 


n Washington 

Becky Hendrix '72 

Susan Ratchjord Granum '72 

ho has been the receptionist for the 
al Office in the White House, has 
new job as an aide to Presidential 
Vssistant Hamilton Jordan. Cynthia 
Vilkes '73 is the youngest assistant to 
ack Watson, Secretary to the Cabinet. 

retta DeWald "50 was a delegate to 
he Democratic Convention and Juliana 
Vinters '72 was an alternate delegate; 
oth were members of the "Peanut 
irigade." Juliana now travels with Judy 

arter to some of her speaking engage- 
Also attending the Inauguration were 

arolyn Bitter "76, who works for U.S. 
enator Sam Nunn, Sylvia Williams 
ngram '52, Education Chairman for 
he Alumnae Association, and Mary 
Duckworth Gellerstedt '46, President of 
he Alumnae Association. 

Gretta Moll DeWald '50 

Juliana Winters '72 

Laurie Carter Tharpe '6 


Professor of English Dies 

Dr. Margret Trailer (1908-1977) 

Dr. Margret Trotter, beloved pro- 
fessor of English at Agnes Scott, died 
March 28, 1977. Miss Trotter was a 
member of the Agnes Scott faculty 
from 1944 until her death. A native of 
Staunton. Virginia, she was educated at 
Wellesley College and Columbia Uni- 
versity and received her Ph.D. from 
Ohio State University. She had pub- 
lished a number of short stories, articles 
and book reviews and had edited one 
book, "Robert Frost: Read and Re- 
membered." She was a member of the 
Modern Language Association, the 
American Association of University 
Professors, the Atlanta Wellesley Club 
and the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. 
The entire campus community is 
deeply saddened by her passing. An 
appropriate tribute is planned for the 
summer Quarterly at which time the 
Writers Festival honoring Miss Trotter 
will be reported. 

Fund Established to Aid Students with Ph^/sical Disabilities 

Among the Agnes Scott graduates in 
1919 Julia Ingram demonstrated that 
perseverance could overcome hardships. 
At an age of 28 she was the oldest 
member of the class. Hampered by 
poor eyesight she had not entered 
college until she was past the normal 
age of graduates. In fact, her mother 
had to read to her many of her assign- 

Because her mother was a diabetic 
prior to the discovery of insulin for its 
treatment, the daughter chose chemistry 
for her major and later served in that 
department as a teaching assistant to 
Professor Sam Guy. 

Although she was born in Columbus, 
on March 2, 1891, her family soon 
moved to Atlanta where she lived until 
she graduated from Agnes Scott. She 
then moved to New York to study 
dietetics at Bellevue Hospital Clinic and 
to earn her M.S. degree from Teachers' 
College, Columbia University. She then 
served as an instructor in the Phila- 
delphia Womens Medical College. 

In 1921 she married Linwood B. 
Hazzard, an insurance adjuster whose 

family had been neighbors in Atlanta. 
For almost a half century they lived in 
or near New York from where he was 
accessible for frequent assignments 
throughout the world. She became a 
leader in many volunteer causes, many 
of which, such as the Red Cross and 
hospital service, dealt with human need. 
For two decades she served as a trustee 
of the historic Association Residency 
for Women. As a member of the 
Daughters of the American Revolution, 
she was called upon to lead many of 
its projects. As a Republican, she was 
active in politics on different levels and 
served for several years as a State Com- 

In 1974 the Hazzards returned to 
Georgia and had lived in Columbus. 
Prior to her death on February 14, 
1977, Mrs. Hazzard had provided in 
her will for the establishment of the 
Julia Ingram Hazzard and Linwood B. 
Hazzard Scholarship Fund at Agnes 
Scott. Preference in these awards will 
be given to students with physical 

Julia Ingram Hazzard '19 


On The Campus 

Applicants Weekend 

Students from throughout the United 
States who have appHed to Agnes Scott 
were invited to Applicants' Weekend at 
the College April 14-16. Guests lived 
in the dormitories with Agnes Scott 
students, attended classes in academic 
fields of their choice, attended the an- 
nual spring concert of the Agnes Scott 
Glee Club and Music Department, and 
met informally with faculty members. 

Black History Week 

Students for Black Awareness at 
Agnes Scott sponsored several events 
for Black History Week in February. 
Monica Kaufman, a black television 
news anchorwoman, spoke to the Col- 
lege community about the present 
struggle of blacks and advised the black 
students to work to eliminate the subtle 
forms of discrimination still operating 
in American society. Students for Black 
Awareness presented "Creations in 
Ebony." their own program of poetry, 
dance, and music by black artists. 

Guest Speaker 

Ms. Ann Av.\nt Crichton. 1961 grad- 
uate of Agnes Scott and newly elected 
Mayor of Decatur spoke on campus in 
January on the topic, "Women in 
Politics and Public Office." 

Faculty-Student Groups 

Representative Council of the Stu- 
dent Government Association is spon- 
soring informal interest groups lead by 
faculty who have volunteered to share 
their hobbies with students. Students 
may join faculty for gardening, dance 
concerts, antique shopping, spelunking, 
backgammon and bridge, furniture 
making, fencing, jogging, tennis, golf, 
and hiking, German conversation, non- 
fiction writing, flying, and other 


Chimo, a club of foreign and American 
Agnes Scott students, sponsors informal 

gatherings such as a dessert party for 
freshmen. United Nations Day activi- 
ties, and a party with foreign students 
from Georgia Tech, Georgia State and 
Emory Universities, and the Villa In- 
ternational conimimity in Atlanta. For- 
eign students at Agnes Scott this year 
are from Nigeria, Indonesia, Korea, 
Hong Kong, Malaysia, Turkey, France, 
Spain, Germany, Norway, Sweden, 
Switzerland, Niccaragua, Guatemala, 
and Panama. 

Assertiveness Training 

The Acnes Scott chapter of Mortar 
Board lead a seminar winter quarter in 
assertiveness training for all interested 
students. A film was shown of vignettes 
of various situations in human relations. 
After each vignette student groups lead 
by Mortar Board members discussed 
how they could have responded asser- 
tively in that situation. 

Energy Crisis Discussion 

The Economics and Sociology Depart- 
ment and the History and Political 
Science Department have planned for 
May a day-long, campus-wide discus- 
sion of the national energy crisis. 

Political Science 

Students in the fall quarter political 
science course on American political 
parties, taught by Dr. Gus Cochran, 
worked two hours a week in campaigns 
of their choice. 

Interdepartmental Course 

The philosophy and the political science 
faculty next year offer an interdepart- 
mental course entitled "Mar.x and the 
Varieties of Socialism." 

Bible and Religion 

The Bible and Religion Department has 
added to its curriculum the seminar, 
"Woman in the Bible and in the Judeo- 
Christian Tradition," to be taught by 
Dr. Mary Boney Sheats, department 


In April the German Department and 
the Goethe Institute Atlanta, the Ger- 
man cultural institute, co-sponsor the 
exhibit Die Fran. The exhibit, which 
will be shown in the Agnes Scott li- 
brary, is composed of 900 books in 
German and three German films with 
English subtitles. 


The Winter quarter economics class 
in "Theories of Economic Organiza- 
tion," taught by Dr. William H. Weber, 
visited several corporations to observe 
how production is organized and super- 
vised. The department has added to its 
curriculum a new course entitled "Corp- 
orate Finance." 


The ecology class spring quarter will 
take a field trip to the sandhills of 
south Georgia, the Hatch Nuclear 
Power Plant, the Okefenokee Swamp, 
and to the estuaries and coastal areas of 
northeast Florida. This summer the 
Biology Department offers, for aca- 
demic credit, under the direction of 
assistant professor Tom Simpson, a 
field trip course in marine biology that 
will take students to research sites in 
Florida and the Bahama Islands. 


Dr. Lawrence Hepburn, assistant pro- 
fessor of education, visited schools in 
Liningrad, Moscow, and Talinn in De- 
cember as a participant in a professional 


On-site learning in England and 
Scotland awaits Agnes Scott students 
who take a six-week course this sum- 
mer in the "Social History of Tudor 
and Stuart England." Teaching the 
course will be Dr. Michael J. Brown, 
a native of England and chairman of 
the Agnes Scott History and Political 
Science Department. 


With The Clubs 




President Emeritus Wallace Alston 
was the guest speaker at the B.G.N. 
(Barrow/ Gwinnett/ Newton) February 
meeting and covered-dish luncheon. Dr. 
and Mrs. Alston now reside in this 
area, and Madelaine is a member of 
the club. 


The Founder's Day Luncheon of the 
Birmingham Agnes Scott Alumnae Club 
was held on February 19, 1977, at "The 
Club" atop Red Mountain with thirty- 
seven alumnae present. Newly elected 
officers are: Jane Davis Mahon '67, 
president; Florrie Lee Erb Bruton '36, 
vice president; Caroline Mitchell Smith 
'70, secretary; and Pauline Willoughby 
Wood '30, treasurer. 

Dr. Michael Brown, chairman of the 
history department, presented a slide 
show and gave an entertaining account 
of the alumnae trip to England last 


The Columbia Agnes Scott Alumnae 
Club gathered for its annual Founder's 
Day Luncheon at the Gate House 
Restaurant in Columbia on February 
12, 1977. Fifty-seven reservations were 
made for the occasion. Following the 
social hour, luncheon, and brief busi- 
ness meeting. President Emeritus Wal- 
lace Alston spoke on the founder and 
history and uniqueness of ASC. Bonnie 
Johnson of the Admissions Office spoke 
about today's campus, and led a brief 
question and answer period. 

Club President Jackie Rountree An- 
drews reports that the speakers were 
most informative and enjoyable. 

Dallas-Fort Worth 

Dr. Michael Brown, of the Agnes 
Scott Department of History, presented 

a delightful slide show of the 1976 
alumnae trip to England and Scotland 
to the Dallas-Fort Worth Alumnae 
Club on February 25, 1977, at the 
home of Dr. and Mrs. W. L. Jack Ed- 
wards, the parents of Tricia Edwards 
Hight '71. Twenty-six members, their 
husbands, and friends attended the pro- 
gram and dessert-coffee. New officers 
elected at the meeting are Anne Sylves- 
ter Booth '54, president, and Lucy 
Hamilton Lewis "68, secretary-treasurer. 


The Decatur Agnes Scott Club ob- 
served Foimder's Day on February 23. 
After gathering for coffee in Rebekah 
Reception room, the group joined the 
College community in Pressor Hall to 
hear President Emeritus Wallace Alston 
deliver the Founder's Day Address to 
an appreciative audience. 

Florence, S.C. 

The Florence, S.C, Agnes Scott alum- 
nae, now an "official" club, met Feb- 
ruary 27 at the home of Elinor Tyler 
Richardson '39 for an annual get- 
together in honor of Foimder's Day. 
The club selected as its officers: Carl- 
anna Lindamood Hendrick '58, presi- 
dent; Elinor Tyler Richardson, vice 
president; and Llewellyn Bellamy Hines 
'59, secretary. Other members present 
at the meeting were: Leonora Briggs 
Bellamy '29, Elizabeth Hammond Stev- 
ens '61, Lucy Goss Herbert '34, Willa 
Jeanette Hanna x-74, Mary Wells Mc- 
Neill '39, and Ruth Brody Greenberg 


During the Christmas holidays the 
Jacksonville Alumnae Club entertained 

prospective students at an informal 
gathering at the home of Club President 
Deedie Merrin Simmons '47. Deedie 
says that the Agnes Scott students who 
assisted were bright and enthusiastic. 


The Tidewater Agnes Scott Alumnae 
met Saturday, February 26, 1977, for 
a "Bring Your Own Salad Luncheon," 
at the home of Molli Oliver Mertel '41. 
Members enjoyed a discussion of ways 
the College has influenced their adult 


On November 6, 1976, the Toledo- 
Detroit Agnes Scott Alumnae Club met 
at the home of Mary McConkey Taylor 
'28, and afterwards enjoyed lunch to- 
gether at the St. Clair Shores Country 


Virginia Brown McKenzie, Director 
of Alumnae Affairs, was the guest 
speaker February 19 when alumnae in 
the Tri-Cities area gathered for a cov- 
ered dish luncheon at the home of 
Laura Dryden Taylor '57. Club Presi- 
dent Sue Wright Shull '70 says "It was 
good to hear news of the campus and 
to get suggestions about ways we can 
help the College." The club plans a 
dinner meeting in Abingdon, Va., next 
year and will invite husbands and 
friends to meet Dr. and Mrs. Perry. 

ASC Club News 

More Founder's Day meetings will be 
reported in the summer issue of the 
Alumnae Quarterly. 


Alumna Fashions Lifestyle FromTwo Cultures 

Dr. Winifred L. Wirkus ('69) 
transferred from Agnes Scott 
in her junior year to pursue 
studies in Asian history. In 
1974 she was awarded a Ph.D. 
from Cornell in economics and 
Asian studies. While at Cornell, 
she met and married Subandl 
Djajengwasito, a Ph.D. candi- 
date in linguistics from East 
Java, Indonesia. The Djajeng- 
wasitos and their three children 
are now living in Malang, East 
Java. Winnie is preparing to 
begin work as economic con- 
sultant for the Brantas River 
Multipurpose Project (the Indo- 
nesian equivalent of TV A) and 
as guest lecturer in economics 
at the IKIP. Here she writes of 
lier life in Indonesia. 

Middle-class life in a small 
city in East Java bears little 
resemblance to the ethereal 
scenes you see in National 
Geographic. We live in a house 
in the suburbs and have pri- 
marily Javanese neighbors. Our 
home is, by local standards, a 
curious combination of luxury 
and privation. The side and 
back walls of our house also 
serve as the side and back 
walls of our neighbors' houses. 
We have a TV, an electric 
refrigerator and an LPG stove. 
But the "stove" bears more re- 
semblance to a Coleman camp- 
ing stove than to the American 
idea of burners on top of an 
oven. If the refrigerator is 
running when we want to watch 

TV, we have to turn off all 
the lights in the house. Other- 
wise, the initial surge of the 
TV will overload our 500-watt 
allotment of electricity. We 
have a flush toilet (definitely a 
Western luxury) but no running 
water. Instead, we have a hand 
pump. We have a maid who has 
taught both the children and 
me quite a bit of Indonesian. 

Credit purchasing is almost 
non-existent for the middle 
class because interest rates are 
prohibitive. Few families can 
afford a lump-sum payment for 
a car, so we use bicycles, motor 
scooters, or public transporta- 

Here there are no "grocery 
stores" as we know them in the 
U. S. Instead, there are three 
ways to shop. There are small 
"tokos" for staples, canned 
goods, and imported foods. 
Then there is the "pasar" for 
perishables. For me, used to 
American packaged foods, the 
first times at the "pasar" were 
traumatic. Vegetables come with 
roots and dirt still attached. 
Meat is cut in hunks off a leg 
or quarter of beef, and chick- 
ens are sold live. You have to 
bargain but, everybody knows 
the appropriate prices. The 
third way of shopping makes it 
possible for a housewife to 
manage her house without ever 
leaving it, through the use of 
itinerant peddlars. Each day 
men and women come around 

with baskets of perishables, 
rice, cassava, or fruits, carried 
on their heads or over a yoke 
on their shoulders. 

My husband is a dosen 
(lecturer) in linguistics and 
English at the IKIP (Govern- 
ment Teachers' College). So, 
many of our social contacts 
are with other academic peo- 
ple, who tend to be much the 
same anywhere. Here, no one 
seems to entertain at small, in- 
formal dinners. Either you 
drop in (without calling first) 
or go to a formal party. With 
our neighbors, contacts are 
primarily chats over the fence 
in the evening, while the chil- 
dren are all playing together in 
the street (nobody at our end 
of the street owns a car, so it's 
safe). If there is an "event" 
in a family, like a marriage, 
birth, serious illness, or death, 
however, all the ladies of the 
neighborhood assemble and 
call en masse. 

Our life is not entirely "typi- 
cal" Javanese, but neither is it 
typically expatriate American. 
We are trying, as we did in 
America, to find the best in 
both cultures from which to 
fashion a lifestyle that is mod- 
eled solely on neither. I find 
that many of the values most 
important to me now, in fac- 
ing my new situation, are 
those to which I was exposed 
during my years at Agnes 




Dorothy Brown Cantrell (Mrs. Ann Carol Blanton Howard 

John H., Jr., October 21, 1976. (Mrs. Dean), April 10, 1976. 

Dorothy Kethlcy Klughuupt, 

M.D., November 16, 1976. 

Doran W. Hess, husband of 
Mary Duke Hess. October 20, 


Mrs. George M. Napier, mother 
of Eulalia Napier Sutton, No- 
vember, 1976. 


Hester Anne Withers Boyd 

(Mrs. Harwell, Jr.), October 
28, 1976. 

Samuel W. Norwood, husband 
of Ida Lois McDaniel Norwood, 
March 4. 1976. 


Mrs. George M. Napier, mother 
of Francis Napier Jones, No- 
vember, 1976. 


Allie Leonora Malone, mother 
of Allie Malone Pate, January 
3, 1977. 


J. Kenneth Brown, husband of 
Elizabeth Farmer Brown, No- 
vember 22, 1975. 
Martha Jean Gowcr Woolscy 
(Mrs. W. Warren), November 
24, 1976. 

Mrs. George M. Napier, No- 
James T. Heery, father of vember, 1976. 
Genet Heery Barron (Mrs. 
Lindsey), November 15, 1976. 


Lois Maclntyre Beall, mother 
of Lilliam Beall Lumpkin (Mrs. 
Murray B.), and mother-in-law 
of Adelaide Ryall Beall (Mrs. 
Daniel M.), November 22, 


Reid Erwin, husband of Alice 
Ann Klostermeyer Erwin, Oc- 
tober 26, 1976. 


D. Brantley Burns, father of 
Suzella Burns Newsome (Mrs. 
James D., Jr.), January 1, 


Cecil Johnson, father of Rosa- 
lind Johnson McGee (Mrs. Zell 
A.), December 31, 1976. 


Julius Anderson, father of Eve 
Anderson Earnest (Mrs. Wil- 
liam M.), October 27, 1976. 


Benjamin Pierce Towers, son 
of Nancy Bland Towers, June 
16, 1976. 


Dr. R. F. Burch, father of 
Margaret Sue Burch, October, 



From the Director 

Virginia Brown McKenzie 47 

Becauseyou are special to us 

The alumnae are the finest resource the College has for 
promoting the name and purpose of Agnes Scott College, 
for helping with the recruiting of new students, for assist- 
ing with the shadow program, and for providing funds 
for scholarships, for endowment, and for campus opera- 
tion. The College knows this well. And because the Col- 
lege continually calls on her alumnae to give time, talent, 
and legal tender, the College knows it has an obligation 
to reciprocate. It must evince appreciation and provide 
services. For alumnae are like all living things. They 
require cultivation and nutriment. 

I'd like to point out to you three really outstanding 
Alumnae Association services which must be utilized 
before the end of this coming June. They are the Alum- 
nae Association Trip to Hawaii, The Family Seminar on 
:ampus, and the Alumnae Directory which will be mailed 
to you upon receipt of your contribution to the College. 

The trip to Hawaii is not only a pleasure trip. It offers 
a special learning experience to its participants, for we 
asked advice from our own Dr. Kwai Sing Chang, who 
suggested that the celebrations on Kamehameha Day are 
sspecially beautiful; so we have scheduled our trip for 
that festive time. Furthermore, the Agnes Scott alumnae 
and their friends will have the best company possible, for 
we have persuaded busy Marvin and Ellen Perry to take 
this trip with the alumnae. We are planning to invite our 

alumnae from Hawaii to have lunch with us one day 
while we are there. A brochure has been mailed. 

Another Alumnae Association service is the Family 
Seminar scheduled for this June 23-26. Alumnae and 
their friends may live on campus or commute. This semi- 
nar can be planned for a short family vacation. Where 
else can you get three meals a day, a place to stay, 
recreational facilities, a fine library, lectures, and mean- 
ingful discussion groups for $25.00 per day per person? 
Remember that we are near busy cosmopolitan Atlanta 
in case you want to do some sightseeing. Complete in- 
formation with a registration form will be mailed to each 
alumna during the month of April. 

Then the Alumnae Directory, the first in twenty-nine 
years, is now printed and available to all alumnae who 
contribute to The Agnes Scott Fund during this fiscal 
year (July 1, 1976-June 30, 1977). We hope this publi- 
cation will be of service to you and help us increase 
the percentage of alumnae giving this year. We have 
received commendations for this effort. After circulation 
of the Directory one alumna said she had received calls 
from old friends and had called many former classmates. 
She wrote, "TTie Directory is the best thing since hot 

We invite you to participate in these programs and 
welcome your suggestions for new services. The Alumnae 
Office phone is (404) 373-2571, ext. 207. 

Letter to the Editor: 

Dear Editor, 

Reading the class news has prompted 
me to write and express feelings that have 
been smoldering for a long time. One per- 
son wrote "No exciting job or grad de- 
grees — just the usual round of Cub 
Scouts, Little League, PTA ..." I am a 
teacher of exceptional children and can 
think of no greater degree or more de- 
manding or exciting job than that of being 
involved with your children and other 
children. Reflecting on the number of 
children who come from one-parent homes 
or from homes where there is no interest 
in the child, or there is illness or trouble. 

and knowing that such people as our 
alumnae are influencing some of these chil- 
dren makes me feel good. . . . 

Many classmates have made outstanding 
contributions to society and these people 
should be commended. Some of our class- 
mates have the personality, stamina, drive, 
devotion, and intellect to write, obtain 
higher degrees, hold public offices, do 
outstanding social work. This letter does 
not in any way mean to criticize these 
people. All 1 am trying to say is thank 
you to those of you whose circle of in- 
fluence is smaller. 

God gives us different gifts and as a 
teacher 1 would like to say thank you to 
mothers. Their job is not easy and thank 
yous come very rarely. Often it is years 

before you mothers see the fruits of your 
labor. But those of us who work with 
children daily do see the result of the 
small things you do. . . . 

I read with interest and pride the ac- 
complishments of our graduates and wel- 
comed the change to describing their 
achievements rather than those of their 
husbands. But it also gives me a very 
special feeling of comfort and reassurance 
to know some of these same gifted people 
are using their gifts in other ways. Ways 
that may lead a little child to become the 
best man or woman he or she can be- 
come. . . . 


Ninalee Warren '64 

Atlanta, Georgia 




Glass bottle of the first century, A.D., 
from Pompeii, acquired by the late Pro- 
fessor of Classics Lillian Smith. 

Editor / Virginia Brown McKenzie '47 
Managing Editor/Jan Brisendine Funsten "76 
Class News Editor /Jennifer Driscoll '78 
Design Consultant / John Stuart McKenzie 


Director of Alumnae Affairs 

Virginia Brown McKenzie "47 

Associate Director 

Betty Medlock Lackey '42 

Assistant to the Director 

Jan Brisendine Funsten '76 


Frances Strother 


President/ Mary Duckworth Gellerstedt "46 

Vice Presidents 
Region I/Caroline Reinero Kemmerer '54 
Region II/Margaret Ward Abernethy Martin '59 
Region III/Lou Pate Jones '39 
Region IV/Peggy Hooker Hartwein '53 

Secretary/Mary Jervis Hayes '67 

Treasurer/Julia LaRue Orwig '73 

Member/Council for Advancement and 
Support of Education. 

Published four times yearly: Fall, Winter, 
Spring, and Summer by Agnes Scott College 
Alumnae Office, Decatur, Georgia 30030. 


In Memoriam: 

Laura Mayes Steele, 1915-1977 

An Appreciation by W. Edward McNair 

Classical Languages and 
Literatures, 1977 

by Dr. Elizabeth Zenn, Chairman 

Eudora Welty Reads 
to Full House 

by Randy Norton Kratt '58 

Margaret Trotter Remembered 

by Nathalie FitzSimons Anderson '70 

1977 Alumnae Weekend 

Washington and Lee 
Honors President Perry 

Two Buses Roll to 
Historic Columbus 

With the Clubs 


From the Classes 


Laura Majes Steele 


An Appreciation by W. Edward McNair 

For approximately forty years Agnes 
Scott and Laura Steele have been al- 
most synonymous terms. The College 
was a principal element in her life, and 
she in turn left an indelible impress on 
hundreds of people who knew her as a 
key member of Agnes Scott's adminis- 
tration. After she graduated from Agnes 
Scott in 1937, she became in 1938 
secretary to President James Ross Mc- 
Cain. In time, she was named assistant 
registrar to Professor Samuel Guerry 
Stukes. President Wallace M. Alston 
in the first year of his administration 
appointed Miss Steele to be director of 
admissions, and when Dean Stukes re- 
tired in 1957, she became registrar as 
well; thus for many years thereafter, she 
simultaneously filled two full-time ad- 
ministrative posts. When her unexpected 
and sudden death occurred on June 
17, 1977, Laura Steele was still Agnes 
Scott's highly efficient registrar. 

Miss Steele and I worked together at 
Agnes Scott for a quarter of a century, 
and during those years I came to know 

her very well. As I think back about 
her. three sterling qualities come im- 
mediately to mind. First, Laura Steele 
was a person wholly devoted to duty. 
Whatever job she was called upon to 
do she did it completely and well. The 
word "overtime" was not a part of her 
vocabulary. If she was responsible, she 
staved with her work until it was 
finished. Early in the morning and late 
in the evening, she was busy at Agnes 
Scott. For years one could find her in 
her office almost every Sunday after- 
noon. During the time that she was 
director of admissions, she even had a 
dictaphone at home and departed in 
the evening with a stack of correspond- 
ence to be handled and returned the 
next morning with dictabelts ready for 
her several secretaries. She seemed to 
thrive on work, and she never shirked 
her duty to Agnes Scott. 

Secondly. Laura Steele was the 
epitome of high standards. Excellence 
was a hallmark with her. She despised 
gadgetry and sham and gave such short 

cuts a wide berth. If an academic re- 
quirement made certain demands. Miss 
Steele was always insistent that these 
demands be fully met. In many ways 
she served as Agnes Scott's academic 
conscience, and by so being she won 
the respect of faculty, students, and 
alumnae alike. 

Finally, she was the most accurate 
person I ever knew. The precision with 
which she kept the College's academic 
records is legendary. No detail was too 
insignificant for her scrutiny. Around 
Agnes Scott it was general knowledge 
that she was the best proofreader on 
the campus. Someone has said that 
"trifles make perfection and perfection 
is no trifle." Certainly Laura Steele 
aimed for perfection, and the constant 
excellence of her work attested to her 
unceasing attention to detail. 

Such was Laura Steele. For four dec- 
ades she served her alma mater. So 
effective was her service that Agnes 
Scott may never see her like again. A 

Contiihiitions may be sent to The Laura Steele Fund, Agnes Scott College. Decatur. Georgia 30030. 

At Agnes Scott College 

Professor Elizabeth Zenn earned her B.A. 
from Allegheny College and her M.A. and 
Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. 

Two MILLENNIA have distinguished and 
preserved the best in Classical literature 
and obscured the ephemeral so that the 
student of Classics more than many 
others has the assurance that what he 
has studied will endure. Consequently 
even the casual reader would be suit- 
ably appalled if he were to discover that 
Homer, or Vergil, or Plato had been 
displaced to make way for some gim- 

But the approach to literature does 
alter. There was a time, not beyond the 
memory of some readers, when a Greek 
and Latin department was popularly 
regarded primarily as purveyor of big- 
ger and better irregular verbs; and the 
nasty reputation may not have been 
completely undeserved. Unfortunately 
no one has been able to suspend the 
use of verbs in the interest of the mod- 
ern student but grammar has been re- 
duced to the ancillary position which is 
its due. Seriously, I do think that we 
read much more richly now than even 
twenty years ago. This may be partly 
the result of the New Criticism, how- 
ever impossible this in its pure form 
may have been for ancient literature. 

Classical Language 

where disregard of the historical ele- 
ment could easily lead to erroneous, 
even ludicrous explications; yet the 
method did force us to go beyond the 
traditional philological approach and 
consider the author's words more imagi- 

The most striking change in those 
courses in the original languages is that 
elementary Latin, which formerly we 
offered only on demand, has become a 
regular part of the curriculum, as it is 
in all the other colleges where Latin is 
taught. The reason is simply that many 
students have had no previous oppor- 
tunity to study Latin at all. It even 
appears likely that the department will 
shortly find itself designing a program 
whereby a student may major in Latin 
if she enters the elementary course in 
her freshman year. This may astound 
some readers; but consider that it is 
being done in other colleges and that 
perforce Agnes Scott has always done 
exactly the same thing with Greek. 
There is some positive advantage in the 
added maturity of the student, which 
in Greek has always permitted us to 
approach Plato and certain of the pre- 
Socratics in elementary Greek. 

The remaining courses in Greek and 
Latin are substantially the same, al- 
though the sequence is somewhat al- 
tered and Petronius has returned after 
an absence of a quarter of a century. 

The department continues to offer a 
major substantial enough to provide 
basis for graduate school; and there are 
perhaps six alumnae now in various 
stages of graduate work in Classics. 
Others are now teaching^Classics, some 
in college, some in secondary school; 
several have used Classics as a basis 
from which to enter history or English; 
several are librarians; two are musi- 
cians; and finally some have applied 
it to pursuits too varied to classify. The 
last provide the clearest demonstration 
of the value of the Classics as education 
for diversity. 

The department has always differed 
from other departments of literature in 
two respects: that it embraces all as- 
pects of Classical antiquity (history. 

by Dr. Eliza 

philosophy, art, etc.) and that we offer 
courses in these as well as in literature 
in translation for the general student. 
The presentation in all of these has 
changed in response to contemporary 
trends: in philosophy, for example, 
modern interest in causality has gen- 
erated a new attention to the pre- 
Socratics; consideration of military ac- 
tions has been nearly eliminated from 
ancient history in favor of increased em- 
phasis upon intellectual history; mythol- 
ogy, as Prof. Cabisius treats it, includes 
not only the Classical but comparable 
material from other civilizations and 
takes stock of current theories of the 
origin of myth. 

The reason we presume to encompass 
such a broad area is that the inevitable 
approach to all of these .fields lies 
literature. The source material for an- 
cient history, partly literary, partly 
cpigraphical, partly archaeological, is 
so far unlike that of later periods that 
it is scarcely accessible for serious use 
to uninitiated. Aside from literature the 
only access to antiquity lies in the 
remnants of its material world, of 

Dr. Myrna Young 

id Literatures, 1977 


which the archaeologist is constantly 
increasing our knowledge. By them- 
selves, buildings and artifacts afford a 
much less comprehensive view of an- 
cient accomplishment than literature, 
but they do illuminate what the Greeks 
and Romans wrote and have added 
mmeasiirably to the historian's fund of 

In this department the material aspect 
of ancient ci\'ilization has never been 
ignored. As a legacy from Prof. Lillian 
("Latin") Smith there remains some 
memorable equipment, e.g., four 
Roman mannequins, all with accurateh 
styled Roman wardrobes, elegant toys 
of yesteryear. She also collected several 
hundred glass slides, in all likelihood 
for a course entitled "Roman Private 
Life," a usual curricular offering of 
forty years ago. Many of the slides are 
outdated, others, a little tired, but much 
of their content together with much that 
is new we now present in three courses, 
"Classical Civilization," "Classical Art 
and Architecture," and "An Introduc- 
tion to Classical Archaeology." In addi- 
tion, every third summer there has been 
a six-week course in Roman art and 
architecture in Rome itself. Study 
abroad is imderstandably favored by 
students and in this case is most appro- 
priate because the subject is ideally 
pursued on historical sites and in mu- 
seums. We are very fortunate in being 
able to use the living and library facili- 
ties of the Intercollegiate Center for 
Classical Studies; no matter how avail- 
able the visual material, a library re- 
mains an academic necessity. 

Some readers may be surprised at the 
enlargement of the curriculum in the 
direction of archaeology. It results from 
two factors: first, the fact that students 
are much more visually oriented than 
previously and find this aspect of an- 
tiquity more inviting than others; sec- 
ond, the growing activity in archaeology 
which has indisputably a romantic at- 
traction undiminished by the considera- 
tion that the object of attention is 
probably a trash accumulation from 

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Rinnan art and arcliitcctiirc is studied in Rome itself. 

classical Languages and Literatures . 


Classicists are not usually dependent 
upon elaborate equipment; we do need 
adequate library resources. Former stu- 

dents would be agreeably surprised at 
the increments to the library's Classical 
collection. The library has acquired 

/)/ Gail ( ni'i-<iiis (left) listens to student's comment. 

some of the major reference works, 
such as Pauly-Wissowa and the Corpus 
Inscriptioniim Latinanmi, and bought 
complete files of several significant 
journals, including Tlie Journal of 
Roman Studies. The Journal of Hellenic 
Studies and Hesperia. 

Of the faculty. Prof. Kathryn Click 
retired three years ago; her legacy is a 
very active department and lasting in- 
fluence upon many of the readers of 
this report. To her place has come Prof. 
Gail Cabisius who brings the experi- 
ence of a student at Smith College 
(B.A.), Texas, and Bryn Mawr (M.A., 
Ph.D.) and of four years' teaching at 
Boston University. It would be super- 
erogatory to introduce Professor Myrna 
Young (B.A., Eureka College; M.A., 
Ph.D., University of Illinois), who first 
came in 1955. As the representative of 
modernity, Prof. Cabisius will offer 
next year a course entitled "Women in 
Antiquity." The fact that ancient ma- 
terial lends itself to such a contempo- 
rary topic is simply further attestation 
of the timelcssness of Greece and 
Rome. ▲ 

Sally Echols '76 poses with statues on opera stage 
of the Baths of Caracalla. 

Students ikni'n on ancient opera stage. 

/Vritcrs Festival 

Eudora Weltj^ Reads to Full House 

rm; 1977 AiiNi-s Scott Writurs' Fes- 
TIVM., spon.sorct! by the Dept. of Enf>- 
lish. featured Pulitzer Prize winner, 
Eudora Welly, and honored the late 
Professor of English. Margret Trotter. 
Josephine Jacohsen and Guy Davenport 
were also on campus April 7 and 8 for 
a panel discussion and special work- 
shops with \isiting student writers 
from all over Georgia. Two one- 
hundred-dollar prizes were awarded for 
poetry and fiction. 

The following article is an excerpt 
from a report written hv Randy Norton 
Kratt '.>>! about her meeting with Welty. 

\'i i-.xprcTi.D, Wclty was superb. She 
illcd Presser to overflowing the night 
he read "The Petrified Man" and a 
Family reunion scene from Losing Bat- 
tles. Her timins: honed to match her 

Eudora Wettv 

ciilorfiil prose, she rivalk\l any comedi- 
enne currently performing. Like a 
gradual warming before a fire, her 
listeners created a rhythm of laughter 
rocking to her soft conversations from 
Leota's beauty parlor. 

Finished reading, she bowed gracious- 
ly in her elegant navy evening suit and 
left. No questions. No comments by 
the Mississippi lady from Jackson. She, 
like Robert Frost in my day, preferred 
not to explain. Let the work stand on 
its own two feet. They knew perfectly 
well it could. 

Earlier that afternoon, I had mis- 
chievously asked her, "Did you have a 
special meaning in your use of birds in 
Optimist's DaughterT' 

She smiled. "Oh, I use things I know 
well. Birds, flowers." That was all. 
In other words, figure it out for vour- 


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Margret Trotter Remembered 

Editor's Note: Dr. Margret Trotter, 
whose specialty was creative writing, 
was the first director of the Writer.i' 
Festival in 1972. It was because of her 
great admiration for Miss Trotter thai 
Eudora Welty agreed to appear at this 
year's Festival. 

Margret Trotter died March 28, 
1977. The Writer.';' Festival honored 
her; she was also memorialized by the 
College community at a special service 
in Maclean Chapel: and the Board of 
Trustees designated $2000 to begin a 
scholarship fiutd in her name. 

Following is an excerpt from the 
Alumnae Day Tribute to Dr. Trotter 
given April 30, 1977 by Nathalie Fitz- 
Simons Anderson '70. 
Margret Trotter was fascinated by 
life's irony, the discrepancy between 
the surface of things and their reality. 
She enjoyed surprising people, shaking 
them into an awareness of that reality; 
she surprised students by punctuating 
her lectures with puns, surprised her 
colleagues by challenging them — in 
her sixties — to tennis matches, or by 
quoting in a demure, scholarly manner 
from the rather pornographic plays of 
Sam Shepard. Her quirky sense of 
humor was all the more startling in 
contrast to the soft-spoken, reticent, 
dignified self she presented to the 

world. Even her teaching style was self- 
effacing, never flamboyant; her strategy 
was to lead students to their own dis- 
coveries and understandings. She never 
coddled her students, but she was al- 
ways gentle with them. 

She herself lived by the high stand- 
ards she set for others. Her early 
critical work on Faulkner and her 
perceptive reviews so impressed the 
literary community that she was able 
to use her influence to help Flannery 
O'Connor get her first writer's grant; 
throughout her life, editors of little 
magazines continued to ask her advice 
on the work of young writers. Her own 
creative work was neglected for what 
she felt were the duties of her profession 
as a scholar and a teacher, and her 
duties toward her family. She cared for 
her parents during their long and diffi- 
cult illnesses, working as a librarian 
and teaching at other colleges during 
the summers to support them, putting 
off writing, travel, personal desires. 
She published her first short story when 
she was forty; in her entire career, she 
published perhaps ten stories. Pro- 
gressively less sentimental, more clear- 
eyed and ironic, all of them illustrate 
ways in which people assert their dignity 
in an increasingly demeaning world. 

Margret Trotter was never strident. 

Whatever the situation — literary, poli- 
tical, academic — she assessed the facts, 
came to a reasoned, moderate conclu- 
sion, and then took calm but determined 
action. She wrote purposeful letters for 
students and colleagues, often without 
their knowledge, and gave her quiet 
support to causes she believed in. Her 
work for the Humane Society is almost 
legendary — she placed dozens of cam- 
pus dogs with appropriate families, 
often keeping the animals for months 
imtil a suitable home could be found. 
Bo Ball, a colleague in the English 
tiepartnient, has called her "the friend 
of injured squirrels and three-legged 

Although she apparently lived with 
cancer for perhaps twenty years, she 
refused to stop teaching, and many of 
her colleagues did not know of her ill- 
ness until the very end. Margret 
Trotter taught English because she 
loved what could be done with words. 
This fall, teaching Modern Poetry for 
the last time, she discovered that one 
ot her students was reading Yeats for 
the first lime in her life. "I envy you 
so much," she said. ▲ 

Friends nuiy contribute to the Mar- 
gret Trotter .Scholarship Fund. 


Mary Gellersttdt dies Rachel Margaret McDow MacDougall is 

Henderlite for distinguished ca- recognized for service to the com- 

reer. miinity. 

Mary West Tluitcher receives cerlijicate for 
service to the College. 

Back to Campu: 

Husbands of alumnae compete for the Con 
sort Cup. 

More than foriy incnibers of Class of '52 return for 25th reunion. 

Members of fiftieth anniversary Class of '27 pose with f;uests 
at Druid Hills Cliih wliere tliey began festivities. 

77Alumnae Weekend 

I ASC students babysit with children while mothers attend 
lal meeting. 

About the Campus 

Washington and Lee 
Honors President Perr^^ 

President Marvin B. Perry, Jr., was 
awarded an honorary LL.D. (Doctor of 
Laws) degree by Washington and Lee 
University during graduation exercises 
on the Lexington, Va., campus May 26, 
1977. Dr. Perry's receipt of the Wash- 
ington and Lee degree was. in a way, a 
return to home for him. He taught 
English at the University from 1951 to 
1960 and served as chairman of the 
English department for the last four of 
those years. His ties to Lexington are 
even closer through Mrs. Perry, whose 
father, James R. Gilliam, Jr., lives in 
the town. 

After teaching at Washington and 
Lee, Dr. Perry went to the University 
of Virginia as professor of English and 
dean of admissions. From 1967 to 
1973, before coming to Agnes Scott, he 
was president of Goucher College in 

In addition to his duties at Agnes 
Scott College, President Perry holds 
responsible positions with numerous 
other organizations. He is president of 
the Association of Private Colleges and 
Universities in Georgia and of the 
Georgia Foundation for Independent 
Colleges. He is a trustee of the Atlanta 
Arts Alliance, a member of the Atlanta 
Rotary Club and past director of the 
DeKalb Chamber of Commerce. 

While earning his B.A. degree from 
the University of Virginia and his M.A. 
and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard Uni- 
versity, he was awarded membership 
in Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta 
Kappa. In 1967 he received an honor- 
ary degree from Washington College. 
At the time this recent honorary 
degree was awarded to President Perry 
the following citation was read: 
During his nine years on the faculty 
of Washington and Lee, Marvin Perry 
made imaginative contributions of 
lasting value to this University. As 
principal author of the Seminars in 
Literature series, as innovative head 
of the Department of English, and as 
originator of the Glasgow Endow- 
ment Program, he has enriched the 
cultural and intellectual life of the 
entire community. His departure in 
1960, though a loss to Washington 
and Lee, was fortunately not a loss 
to education in the South but a new 

/)/'. Perry receives dei^ree. 

beginning in an illustrious academic 
career, continued in positions ever 
more demanding of his administrative 
skill and dynamic leadership: first as 
Dean of Admissions at the University 
of Virginia, and later as President of 
two distinguished colleges, Goucher 
and Agnes Scott. Although he has 
given generously of his talents in 
many ways — as teacher, scholar, 
trustee, churchman^ concerned citizen 
— his achievement of widest and most 
enduring significance lies in the com- 
mitment that he and his remarkable 
wife have made to the increasingly 
important work of women's educa- 
tion. Washington and Lee cordially 
welcomes their return today, and in 
gratitude for his vision as educator 
confers upon Marvin Banks Perry, Jr., 
the degree of Doctor of Laws. 

Dr. W. Edward McNair, Di- 
rector of Public Relations and 
Associate Professor of English, 
retired this lune after twenty- 
five years of service to the 

The Board of Trustees ap- 
proved a recommendation that 
$2,000 be provided to establish 
a fimd in his honor. 

Friends may contribute to the 
W. Edward McNair Scholarship 

Julia Ingram and Linford B. 
Hazzard have established a 
scholarship fund to assist stu- 
dents with physical disabilities. 

Seniors Feted 

The Agnes Scott Alumnae Associa- 
tion sponsored a pizza supper for the 
senior class on May 23, following their 
graduation rehearsal. Approximately 
eighty seniors turned out for pizza, 
cokes, and brownies. Sarah Cheshire 
Killough, entertainment chairman, 
served as a hostess. 


Two Buses Roll to Historic Columbus 

On March 23 seventy alumnae and 
friends traveled in two buses to Colum- 
bus. Georgia, for a one day study tour 
of the city's historic area, now being 
restored. At hinchtime the group met 
with eighteen Columbus alumnae in the 
courtyard of the Goetchius House. This 
1839 home was moved in 1969 to the 
Historic Columbus district and estab- 
lished as a fine restaurant. 

The afternoon tour was directed by 
Mrs. James W. Biggers, Jr., Exectitive 
Director of Historic Columbus Founda- 
tion. Inc.. and member of the Georgia 
Heritage Trust. The planned tour in- 
cluded the restored Victorian Springer 
Opera House, the Greek Revival Illges 
House, the French Empire style Rankin 
House, the Walker-Peters-Langdon 
House, built in 1828 and considered to 
be the oldest house in Columbus, and 
the Dr. John S. Pemberton House and 
Apothecary Shop, the home of the 
originator of the formula for Coca- 
Cola. In addition to seeing these struc- 
tures on the National Register, the 
group entered a private residence typi- 
cal of those being restored in the his- 
toric area and walked along the banks 
of the Chattahoochee, at the site of the 
Chattahoochee Promenade, an outdoor 
historical museum. Columbus' perma- 
nent observance of the National Bi- 


The Columbus trip was the third 
alumnae stud>'-tour planned by Sylvia 


lanis Ingram '.'^2. continuing educa- 

Goetchius Hniisc ( IS39j is site for coiirlyurd liiiiclteon. 

This Itoiise at 13 Sevcntli Street is one residence visited. 

With the Clubs 

Cobb County 

Newly cicited Cohh County officers: 
seated, Ann Diirrunce Snead '65, president; 
standing, left, Anita Sheldon Barton '59, 
vice president: and Rebecca Davis Huher 
'68, secretary -treasurer 

Twenty-seven alumnae and several 
prospective students gathered for a 
Founder's Day Luncheon at the home 
of Eleanor Compton Underwood '49. 
Dr. Ted Mathews, associate professor 
of music at Agnes Scott, gave a slide 
presentation, "Sights, Sounds, and Soci- 
ology: The Agnes Scott Glee Club in 
Europe," assisted by the Madrigal 

Newly elected officers are: Ann 
Durrance Snead '65, president; Anita 
Sheldon Barton '59, vice president: and 
Becky Davis Huber '68, secretary- 

Middle Tennessee 

Joyce Skeltoii Wiinhcrly '57, Director of 
Admissions Ann Rivers Hutclicson '59, 
speaker, and Ann Shires Fennel '57 at 
Middle Tennessee meeting 

The Middee Tenne.ssee Alumnae Club 
met for luncheon at the University Club 
on February 19, with twenty-si.\ pres- 

ent. After an enthusiastic talk by the 
Agnes Scott Director of Admissions, 
Ann Rivers Thompson, the following 
officers for the 1977-78 year were 
elected: Nancy Bowers Wood '59, 
president; Margaret Havron '60, vice 
president; and Ann Shires Penuel '57, 


•The U.S.S.R. Since 1945 — Perspec- 
tives and Prospects" was the subject of 
Dr. Catherine Strateman Sims' talk at 
the Founder's Day luncheon of the 
Washington, D.C., alumnae club on 
February 26. Forty-eight alumnae 
gathered to welcome Dr. Sims. 

In the fall of 1976 three area coffees 
were held at the homes of Josie Rodin 


Josie Rodin Bergslroin '61. Speaker, Dr. 
Catherine Sims, and Barbara Diivall 
Averch '58 greet eacli other at the Wash- 
ington luncheon. 

Bergstrom '61 (Virginia), Nancy 
Thomas Hill '52 CVirginia), and Lynn 
Weekley Parsons '64 (Maryland and 
the District). President Nancy Thomas 
Hill reported on Alumnae Council; and 
news of the College and club programs 
were discussed. 

The club held an evening meeting 
May 25 to elect officers and to hear a 
career panel of six area alumnae: Pris- 
cilla Sheppard Taylor '53, writer/editor; 
Hannah Jackson AInutt '55, high school 
guidance coimselor; May Day Shew- 
maker Taylor '66, general manager, 
buying service; Mary Garlington Trefry 
'69, children's librarian; Carolyn Cox 
'71, general law practice; and Ellen 
Flynn Giles '72, systems analyst. 

Cherry Wood '73, vice president: Speaker 
Dr. Michael Brown: and Fran Amsler 
Nichol '73, president, pose at the Houston 

In celebration of Founder's Day the 
Houston Alumnae Club met for kmch- 
con at Stouffers on Saturday, February 
26. Dr. Michael Brown, chairman of 
Agnes Scott's Department of History 
and Political Science, presented a slide 
show of the alumnae trip to England 
which he directed in the summer of 
1976. Club president Fran Nichol re- 
ports that the program is delightful and 
reconiniends it to other clubs. 


Dr. Mary Boney Sheats. chairman of 
Agnes Scott's Department of Bible and 
Religion, was the guest speaker for a 
kmcheon meeting of the Charlotte 
Alumnae Club on February 26 at the 
Charlotte Country Club. Sixty alumnae 
and friends gathered to welcome Dr. 
Sheats on this Founder's Day occasion. 
At the business meeting the follow- 
ing officers for 1977-78 were elected: 
Sue Heinrich Van Landingham '63, 
president; Sallie Daniel Johnson '71, 
vice president; Mary Corbitt Brockman 
'68, secretary; and Miriam Steele Jack- 
son '49, treasurer. 


Members of the Augusta Alumnae 
Club met for their annual Founder's 
Day Luncheon on February 26 at the 
Augusta Country Club. Guest speaker 
Dr. Margaret Pepperdene, chairman of 
Agnes Scott's Department of English, 


Dr. Margaret Pepperdene talks with Jac- 
quelyn Murray Blanchard '57, president, 
Augusta Club. 

spoke on liberal arts as a point of view 
toward learning and life and as the 
best single preparation for any profes- 

The club plans a late summer party 
for current and prospective students. 

Florence, S.C. 

A GROUP of alumnae in Florence, S. C, 
gathered to celebrate Founder's Day on 
February 27 at the home of Elinor 
Tyler Richardson '39, with Ruth Brody 
Greenberg '41 co-hostess. Those present 
were: Llewellyn Bellamy Hines '59, 
Leonora Briggs Bellamy '29, Elizabeth 
Hammond Stevens "61, Carlanna Linda- 
mood Hendrick '58, Lucy Goss 
Herbert '34, Willa Jeanette Hanna '74. 
Elinor Tvler Richardson '39, and Mary 
Wells McNeill '39. Elinor says. "We 
made up for the small number by our 
enthusiasm. We had a good time and 
we do love Agnes Scott!' 

Officers for the coming year are: 
president, Carlanna Lindamood Hend- 
rick '58; vice president, Elinor Tyler 
Richardson '39; secretary, Llewellyn 
Bellamy Hines '59. 


Four Newton sisters, Janet '17, Virginia 
'19. Charlotte '21. and Catherine, en- 
tertained alumnae in Athens, Georgia, 
at a buffet kmcheon at their home on 
March 5. The occasion was especially 
in honor of Janet, who is a member of 
the 60th reunion class. Twenty-one 
alumnae were present to congratulate 
Janet and to hear Melissa Holt Vandi- 
ver '73, guest speaker from the College 
admissions office. 

Dr. Wallace .4htan addresses Central 
Florida Club. 

The second annual luncheon of the 
Central Florida Club was held March 
12 at the Dubsdread Country Club in 
Orlando. Fifty-five alumnae and guests 
were present, including Dr. Marshall 
Dendy, a Trustee Emeritus of the Col- 
lege, who asked the blessing. President 
Emeritus Wallace M. Alston was guest 
speaker. "We all enjoyed talking with 
him and catching up on news of the 
college. His speech about the history of 
ASC and what it meant to us as it 
formed and guided us was excellent and 
just what we needed to remind us of 
our 'roots,'" reported club president 
Mary Love Hammond. 

Two new officers for the 1977-78 
term were elected: Melba Cronenberg 
Bassett '59, president; and Margaret 
Glenn Lyon '50, secretary. Mary 
L'heureux Hammond will continue to 
handle the citrus fruit project for the 


Athens luncheon at Newton home, facing 
(I to r), Amanda Hutsey Thompson '48, 
Claire Eaton Franklin '52, Maureen 
Williams '72 

Seventeen alumnae from the greater 
Chicago area met for coffee at the 
home of Patsy Luther Chronis '62 on 
Saturday, March 5. Virginia Clark 
Brown '65, who helped get the group 
together, reported that they enjoyed 
exchanging news about the College and 
other classmates. 

Alumnae who attended were: Polly 
Heaslett Badger '40, Virginia Clark 
Brown '65, Adrienne Haire Weisse '62, 
Jane Robinson '70, Lily Chan '75, 
Mary Gay Morgan '75, Carolyn Gray 
Phelan '69, Nancy Gheesling Abel '63, 
Kay Greene Gunter '42, Ruth McDon- 
ald Otto '27, Patty Morgan Fisher '53, 
Pat McManmon Ott '48, Miff Jones 
Woolsey '49, Sally Kelly Clancy '52, 
Ann Stine Hughes '47, Julia Murray 
Pcnsinger '66, and Patsy Luther Chronis 


Grace W.^iLker Winn '41 and Dusty 
Kenyon '70 arranged a luncheon meet- 
ing for Richmond alumnae on March 
5 at the Presbyterian School of Chris- 
tian Education. Twenty-two alumnae 
gathered to exchange news, browse 
through old annuals, and hear a talk 
by Virginia Brown McKenzie, director 
of alumnae affairs. 

Members of the Steering Committee 
for 1977-78 are: Mary Evelyn Knight 
Swezey '55, chairman; Callie McArthur 
Robinson '55; Katherine Gwaltney 
Rcmick '61; Mary Louise Laird '64; 
Rebecca Thompson Helton '75; and 
Cecilia Turnagc Garner '63. 


On APRn_ 2 the Roanoke Club met for 
lunch at the Top of the Catch, West 
Salem Square. The guest speaker. Dr. 
John Gignilliat of the Agnes Scott 
history department, spoke on "General 
Lee, the Humorist." Betty Patrick 
Merritt '46 attributes the success of the 
meeting to Dr. Gignilliat and his topic, 
the beautiful weather, and the oppor- 
timity for each alumna to speak briefly. 
Co-presidents for 1977-78 are Kath- 
ryn Amick Walden '53 and Nancy 
Hammerstrom Cole '65. 


R.aiLEiGH-DuRH.\M-CH.\PEE HiLL area 
alumnae have a new Agnes Scott alum- 
nae club! Polly Page Moreau '62 ar- 
ranged a luncheon meeting on April 2 
at the Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill, and 
thirty attended. Virginia Brown McKen- 
zie, director of alumnae affairs, was 
guest speaker for the occasion. 

A steering committee was appointed 
for the selection of officers. The group 
plans to meet twice a year. 


Barrow/Gwinnctt/Ncwton Atlanta 



Adeie Dieckmann McK.ce '48 and Betty 
Glenn Stow '45, presented the January 
program, "Growth in the Professions," 
discussing their work on the hymn, 
"Prayer for Our Nation," for the Bi- 
centennial Task Force of the Presby- 
terian Church in the U. S. Mr. James 
Peck spoke on "Growth Toward 
What?" at the concluding meeting in 

The following officers were elected 
for next year: Ruby Rosser Davis '43, 
president: Scott Newell Newton '45, 
first vice president; Jackie Simmons 
Gow '52, second vice president; Nita 
Hewell Long '46, secretary; and Betty 
Floding Morgan "21, treasurer. 

their luncheon. 

Some of the BGN Cliih members: back 
row, Mary Evelyn Davis, Rachel King. 
,\'orii Kini;, Brentlii Purvis. Joyce Pack, 
Paula Cnlbreth: center row. Jean John.s- 
ton, Norris Wootton, Mary Cohen, Cecily 
Langford. Peggy Mayfield: front row, 
Maude Padgett, Patricia Tucker 



President and Mrs. Marvin B. Perry, 
Jr., were special guests at the Founder's 
Day Luncheon meeting of the Green- 
ville Alumnae Club on February 26 at 
the Colonial Court Motel Restaurant. 
Rose Marie Traeger Sumerel '62. presi- 
dent, reports that 45 members attended 
and enjoyed the Perrys and hearing 
current campus news and plans for the 

In March thirty-five members of the 
Young Atlanta Club enjoyed hearing 
Leland Staven, assistant professor of art 
at Agnes Scott, present a program on 
"Today's Art," using slides and some 
of his recent paintings. The club's final 
meeting for the year was the annual 
cookout in May at the home of club 
president Gayle Gellerstedt Daniel '71. 


The Social Role of Women of 
Knowledge, presented hy Constance 
Jones, instructor in sociology at Agnes 
Scott, and "Home From Down Under", 
presented by Frances Gilliland Stukes 
'24 and Nelle Chamlee Howard '34, 
concluded the Decatur Club's series of 
interesting programs this year. 

Officers for the coming year are: 
Eleanor Lee McNeill '59, president; 
Mary Ben Wright Erwin '25, program 
vice president; Dot Travis Joyner '41, 
membership vice president; and Eliza- 
beth Mclntire '28. secretary-treasurer. 


The first meeting of the newly- 
organized North Alabama Agnes Scott 
Alumnae Club took place on May 2. 
The occasion was an organizational 
luncheon, held in the Mooreland Room 
of the Huntsville Hilton. Director of 
Alumnae Affairs Virginia Brown Mc- 
Kenzie was guest speaker. 

President Carlene Nickel Elrod '53 
says Virginia helped them get off to a 
good start: "We think we have a great 
group of alumnae here and we're all 
excited about our Agnes Scott Alumnae 
Club! We now have eighteen dues-paid 

Carlene Mckel Elrod '.'^.^. Eleanor Hut- 
chens '40. and Antie Bottoms Woiiters '52 
allend Huntsville Club meeting. 

Dr. Perry with Greenville Club President 
Rose Marie Traeger Sumerel 

now provide greater income to donors. 

For information write or call 

Paul McCain, Vice President for Development 

Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia 

Telephone (404) 373-2571 



"Park } 

Park-Maker: A Life vf Frederick Law 


By Elizabeth Stevenson '41 

Maeniillan. New ^ork. 1977, S17.'J5 

Exactly vmiat ciood biography should 
be. Elizabeth Stevenson's newest book 
is an accurate, carefully researched ac- 
count of a person whose historical im- 
portance has only recently been recog- 
nized. It is also a superbly written, en- 
grossing account of a man of many 
talents and wide experience. 

Frederick Olmsted, known as the 
father of American landscape archi- 
tecture, saw as early as the 1850's that 
the growing .American cities might soon 
become uninhabitable if land was not 
set aside for the recreational and con- 
teniplati\e needs of their inhabitants. 
He also realized that this park land 
should preserve as much as possible the 
natural terrain, providing relief from 
the monotony of paved streets and 
massive buildings. 

.Among his landscape designs arc 
New York's Central Park. Prospect 
Park in Brookhn. the Capitol grounds 
in Washington, D.C., the Boston parks 
svsteni, the Chicago World's Fair and 
Mt. Royal Park in Montreal. He was 
also the designer of university cam- 
puses, schools, asylums, private estates 
and suburban areas, including Chi- 
cago's beautiful Riverside area and 
Atlanta's Druid Hills. 

"If Olmsted had not been known for 
his landscaping, he would still be re- 
membered for his writing on the ante- 
bellum South," Miss Stevenson said, 
explaining that his accuracy and lack 
of bias have made his writings — also 
published as books — a trusted source 
of information for historians of the 

"In the shaping of this book. I was 

interested in Olmsted as a human being 

(continiieJ on piii:e 14) 

(oaist 'J I'm 

Copiiiii: A Survival Manual For Women 


By Martha Whatley Yates '4-S 

Prentice-Hall. Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 

1976, $9.95 

M\RiHA Yates lived the einiable life 
of a well-to-do wife of an architect, 
mother of four children and creative 
suburbanite until that tragic morning 
when her husband died of a heart at- 

From that moment on, the author 
was dealt such quick blows in so many 
instances, that she decided to turn her 
experiences into something that would 
help other people in a similar position. 
She wrote a book of well researched 
and articulated advice to benefit women 
and men alike when they are faced with 
(.Iccisions about life insurance, major 
purchases and raising children. 

There are 23 million single women in 
the U.S., and more than 15 million 
must alone fulfill the job meant for two. 
Most widows cannot withdraw from 
life in seclusion. They must go on with 
the complicated business of bringing up 
children and coping in the business 

Using this book as quick reference, 
one can find answers to many daily 
problems. From alimony or estate 
setting, through sex or sublimation one 
finds ad\ice in this book that would 
otherwise take a lot of time and money 
to obtain. The material is thoroughly 
researched, well written and contains 
so much factual information on all 
phases of economic and emotional 
problems that one cannot afford not to 
own this book. Eve Silver 
Excerpt from Sunday Ati anta Jour- 
NAi -CiiNsiiTUTiON. Fchruarv 22. 1976. 

Locust Hill 

By Mary Wallace Kirk '17 

The Universitv of .Alabama Press, 

University, Alabama. 1975. $7.95 

Wiii;th[:r the reader has grown up in 
the Southern heartland or in other 
regions, Locu\i Hill evokes an era of 
gracioLisness and charm for which even 
the youngest feels a nostalgic longing. 

Graced with photographs and Miss 
Kirk's own delightful sketches, this 
book of memories of her childhood and 
family is just the right selection for 
leisurely reading. It mustn't be hurried 
through, but must be sa\ored for the 
expressions and phrases that trigger a 
flood of memories of one's own past — 
of however many years ago. 

Locust Hill, the place, was the 
family homestead of the Rather/ Kirk 
families, and is an ante-belkim mansion 
built in the Victorian instead of the 
more familiar neo-classical style usually 
associated with Southern plantations. 
The mansion is not only the "hero" of 
the hook, but the obvious recipient of 
generations of loving care and concern. 
In inter-weaving the story of her family 
with that of the house. Miss Kirk has 
meshed the two inextricably into a 
fabric of charm, warmth, and beauty. 

Miss Kirk has been for many vears 
a member of the .ASC Board of 
Trustees; she still lives at locust Hill, 
Alabama, and is a frequent visitor on 

// \<ni liave written a book, or if you 
liave or know of (me written by an 
ainiuiui. please donate a copy for 
the Alumnae House inscribed to the 
Alumnae Association and send it to 
" .Ahonnae Bookcase." Ai;nes Scott 
Alumnae Office. Decatur. Ga. .^0030. 


Granddaughters Visit Alumnae House Bookcase 

Some daughters of aliimnnc gather at the 
their lienor. 

Alumnae House following luncheon in 


All Alumnae Council members should circle October 7, 1977, 
on their calendars. At that time council members are invited back to 
the campus to see Agnes Scott as it is today and to bring their 
questions and suggestions. The meeting is designed to send partic- 
ipants home with new insight and enthusiasm. 

Meals and room will be furnished for anyone who wishes to stay 
on campus overnight. 

The Alumnae Council is comprised of the following groups of 
alumnae volunteers: past presidents; executive board members; 
class presidents; class secretaries; fund chairmen and agents; club 
presidents; and alumnae admissions representatives. 

The fall meeting of the executive board will be held on the 
following day, October 8. 

(continued from page 13) 
— a pugnacious, often intemperate man 
who was also a man of great integrity 
and vision," Miss Stevenson said. But 
Park Maker is also a survey of nine- 
teenth-century America, for to follow 
Olmsted's long and varied life is to 
follow the story of America's growth 
and change. 

According to Miss Stevenson, she 
became interested in Olmsted because 
of her own interest in conservation. 
She began work on the biography of 
Olmsted nearly ten years ago, shortly 
after the publication of her fifth book. 
Babbitts and Bohemians, the American 

Miss Stevenson began writing her 
first book, a study of Henry James, 
published in 1949, shortly after she 
graduated from Agnes Scott. Her other 
works include, Henry Adams. A Biog- 
raphy. (1955), for which she received 
the Bancroft Award; and Lafcadio 
Hcarn, (1961). She has also edited an 
anthology of the writings of Henry 

Eudora Welt}' 


Other questions followed: 

Do you write about specific people? 
"Never. But about very human things 

Do you keep a journal and write 
every day? "No. I write only when I 
have something to write about. I store 
things in my head, then sort them out 
into something that builds." 

Your stories sometimes read like 
poetry with wonderful similes. Have 
you ever considered writing poetry? 
"Never wanted to." 

All this emanated from her in a 
genteel, unassuming manner, like a 
charming lady down the street who 
grows prize roses and is willing to talk 
a little about them. 

I felt that silver-haired Welty, like 
everv other important author I remem- 
ber at Agnes Scott, was awesome yet 
approachable. She was patient, warmly 
kind, and very aware. A deceptively 
calm, keen edge. 

In one sense it was unfortunate I had 
read everything of hers available to me 
before I came. When I stood beside her 
at last, I was in danger of being over- 
taken by awe. I wished for clairvoyance. 
She probably wished for Jackson. 




May^ie Hanson Feacin, March 



Lucy Bush Barnes, October 30, 


Anneyrene MtCurdy, February, 


Caroline VVilbum, February 2, 


Emily Anderson Winn, January 

20, 1*977. 


Rilma Wilson, daughter of Lida 
Caldwell Wilson, December 24, 

Leila Johnson Moore, March 4. 

Mary Bryan Winn, February. 

Annie White Marshall, Decem- 
ber. 1976. 

Anna Harrell Ballard, October 
31. 1976. 

Nell Caldwell Heard, February 
10. 1977. 

A. L. Enloe, brother of Eliza- 
beth Enloe MacCarthy, 1977. 
Edith Shive Parker, February 
14. 1977. 

l.illie Maril Jacobs, February 
4. 1977. 

Edith Shive Parker, sister of 
Rebecca Shive Rice. February 
14, 1977. 

Alma G. Crowe, mother of 
Martha Crowe Eddins. April, 

Edith Shive Parker, sister of 
Mary Shive. February 14. 1977. 

Elsie Davis Gary, May 26. 

Anne Moss Mitchell, March 20. 

Ann Nash Reece. sister of 
Carolyn Nash Hathaway, Jan- 
uary 2, 1977. 

Ann Nash Reece, January 2. 

Juliette Kaufmon Cutrufelli, De- 
cember 20, 1976. 


George Nicholson, husband of 
Eva Constantine Nicholson, 
March 10, 1977. 

A. L. Enloe, husband of Myra 
O'Neal Enloe, February, 1977. 

l.aura Mayes Steele, June 17, 

Gordon Taylor, husband of 
Frances Cary Taylor. January 
19, 1976. 

DuBose MacDowell. husband 
of Dorothy Kelly MacDowell. 
December 8, 1976. 
King Meehan. husband of Elsie 
West Meehan. August 26, 1976. 

Anne Moss Mitchell, sister of 
Nell Moss Roberts. March 20. 

James Boyce Elliott, husband 
of Anne Martin Elliott. January 
31. 1977. 

Mrs. Forester, mother of Helen 
Forester Beutell. January 1977. 

William H. Williams, father of 
Sylvia Williams Ingram. Febru- 
ary 16. 1977. 

Sue Dugger Tarbox. sister of 
Donna Dugger Smith. April 4. 

Oscar Lee Bridges, father of 
Martha Bridges Traxler, March 
25, 1977. 

Arthur F. MacConochie. father 
of Sheila MacConochie Rags- 
dale. March 15. 1977. 

Robert C. Bosvvell. father of 
Archer Boswell Parsons. No- 
vember. 1976. 

Anne Moss Mitchell, mother of 
Bettv Mitchell Miller. March 
30. 1977. 

William Neill Roberson. son of 
Peggy McGeachy Roberson. 
iuW'l. 1976. 

Mrs. George Claxton Scott, 
mother of Carol Scott Wade. 
November 4. 1976. 

.Allen Bowman, brother of Sara 
Bowman, November. 1976. 


From the Director 

Virginia Brown McKenzie 47 

1977 Award Winners in Profile 

fHE REWARDINC, PRiviLrdii of working with Agnes Scott 
iliimnae is one's association with well-educated and capable 
leople whose accomplishments are acclaimed in academic, 
eligioiis, cultural, and civic affairs wherever they live and 
vork. The impact of our former students on their respective 
lommunities is evidenced by written reports which steadily 
low into the Alumnae Office. 

Wc need to know of these accomplishments for class news 
n the Aliiiniuw Quarterly, for the personal files of our alum- 
lae, for finding career resource people for the students to 
shadow," and for nominations for the Outstanding Alumna 
iwards. In January each year, the Executive Committee of 
he Alumnae Association Executive Board consider outstand- 
ng alumnae in three categories: distinguished career, com- 
nimity service, and service to the College. Some alumnae 
voiild qualify in all three fields. Three aliminae are chosen 
o be cited for outstanding performance, and the press 
innounccmcnt is made in April just before Alumnae Week- 
:nd. Hand inscribed certificates are presented to the honorees 
it the Annual Meeting on Saturday of Alumnae Weekend. 

The recipients of our Outstanding Alumna awards this 
'ear were: Rachel Henderlite — Distinguished Career; Mar- 
;aret McDow MacDougall — Commimity Service: and Mary 
Vest Thatcher — Service to the College. 

Rachel Henderlite '28 transferred to Agnes Scott from 
mother college. After she received her B.A. here, she went 
in to graduate studies at Biblical Seminary in New York 
ind New York University. She received her Ph.D. in Chris- 
ian ethics (studying with Richard Niebuhr) at Yale Uni- 
'ersity Divinity School; she has also studied at Garrett Theo- 
ogical Seminary and Oxford University. 

Dr. Henderlite is the author of at least six books; is a 
nember of Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Kappa Gamma, the 
\merican Academy of Religion, and the Religious Education 
\ssociation; and she holds an honorary doctorate of hu- 
nanities from Queens College. 

In 1965 she was ordained to Gospel Ministry — the first 
voman to achieve this status in the Presbyterian Church, 
Jnited States. Now professor emerita of Austin Presbyterian 
fheological Seminary, she has been elected president of the 
ronsultation on Church Union. 

Rachel Henderlite is compassionate and soft spoken, yet 
brceful. She listens well, then expresses her views with 
lumility and humor. Her teaching and administrative career 
las been distinguished by trailblazing and diplomacy. 

The citation for Outstanding Alumna in community service 
jiven to Margaret McDow MacDougall '24 mentioned her 
Host recent contribution to the City of Atlanta as an appoin- 
ee of former Mayor Sam Massell to the Atlanta Charter 
rommission, which produced the 1973 City Charter. As far 
Jack as 195.'! she served on the Ivy Committee studying the 
mprovement of the Atlanta Public School System. 

She was the first woman to be elected chairman of the 
rity Executive Committee, which conducted elections for 
Tiunicipal offices. As a result in 1964 she was chosen At- 
anta's Woman of the Year in Civic Service for "her tireless 

effort to clarify and strengthen city election policy and 

Mrs. MacDougall has been a leader in the Atlanta and 
Georgia Leagues of Women Voters, was founder and or- 
ganizer of The Community Council of the Atlanta Area, Inc., 
and was appointed by former Gov. Carl Sanders to serve on 
the executive board of the Georgia Commission on Women. 
She has taught school, has worked in the Presbyterian 
Church to involve it in community affairs, and has served 
as president of the Agnes Scott Alumnae Association and as 
alumna member of the College's Board of Trustees. No more 
dedicated commimity organizer could have been chosen. 

For service to the College the committee chose Mary West 
Thatcher '15 who after graduation stayed several years at 
the College to be an assistant in the chemistry department. 

She was elected president of the Alumnae Association and 
served in that capacity in 1926-27. 

From 1947 until 1971 she was an active member of the 
Agnes Scott Board of Trustees, serving on five standing com- 
mittees and chairing one of them. Since 1971 she has been 
trustee emerita. In expressing deep gratitude for what she has 
meant to the College, the Board of Trustees recorded: 
During the entire history of the College, Agnes 
Scott has never had a more loyal or supportive trus- 
tee than Mary West Thatcher. She seldom ever 
missed a Board or committee meeting. She has 
given generously of her means. She has always been 
a tower of strength to the President of the college. 
Honest, direct, articulate, energetic, and concerned 
— these terms characterize Mrs. Thatcher. 
Many of our alumnae need to be recognized. Won't you 
help us by listing your nominations on the printed form on 
this page and on a separate sheet give a brief biographical 
sketch of each. Send it to the Alumnae Office, Agnes Scott 
College, Decatur, Georgia 30030. A 


Alumnae Association 
Agnes Scott College 
Decatur, Georgia 30030 

Service to Agnes Scott College 

Service to the Community 

Distinguished Career 

Your name and class 


Library-Ao-nes Scott College 
Decatur, GA 30030 

Class of 1977 joins ranks of alumnae 

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